39. How Does Your Garden Grow? (24)

Last weekend I took a trip to Gloucester and popped in to see my mother. I spent much time getting lost in her vintage children's books and a little time in her garden, under an umbrella, trying to take photos without getting too wet. Rain does make for lush green gardens to photograph but it's not that kind to cameras. Still I did manage to get a few nice shots, including some of the new addition to Grannysaurus's garden, the reclaimed Summerhouse. The slate roof came from near Winchcombe, beginning it's life on top of a red brick retreat where monks went to in the garden for prayers.The wooden side walls were constructed by Ronson's reclamation yard in Sandhurst, Gloucester, using reclaimed wood . The roof dates back to the early 1900's, the base is new, with reclaimed engineering bricks and red and black quarry tiles .

Reclaimed Summerhouse
Reclaimed Summerhouse

Elsewhere in the garden I found pale pinks of summer still surviving...

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And some more Autumnal colours...

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And finally some colours that give a nod to the Winter ahead...

I'm totally nobbling inspiration from her garden for ours next year post-extension. Old pots and a vintage feel all the way. In the meantime I had best start planning what sort of plants I'd like - I think a spot of garden window shopping is in order, well one can never be too prepared ;)

Thanks to everyone joining in last week - favourites include: beautiful nuts, pumpkin-orama, finding out about a carambola, teasels and the Pampas Grass Queen.