our extended garden

our garden isn’t very big, it’s not even big, it’s actually very small. but we live in london so that’s pretty much the norm. however we are very lucky to live in apart of london where we are surrounded in green lushness pretty much everywhere we look. so when our garden proves to be too small for what we want or need to do, we look to our extended garden.

let me introduce you to our favourite extended garden. dulwich park. nestled in the pretty village, dulwich park is one of the last great victorian parks created by the metropolitan board of works. it was opened in 1890 and historically it was grazing land, known as five fields. (random information but we have permission to graze sheep outside our house if we so wished). it was a patchwork of fields, which were rented by local farmers. so fabulous is this favourite extended garden of ours that it has a grade II listing. oooooooo i hear you say, that’s fancy.

weeping willowruby flowerslilac flowersyellow pods

red flowers               pink flowers

dulwich park lake

grass               silver buds

purple flowerscitrus flowerssilver stems

dulwich park 2

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  1. June 25, 2013 / 09:13

    What a beautiful park! I have a large garden but I’m out in the suburbs but it’s not established so when I see gorgeous parks like Dulwich above I wish all my shrubs and bushes would grow faster!!
    I am also discovering that planting stuff willy nilly is not a good plan as some things are overtaking the space of their next door neighbours *sigh* will I ever learn this lark?

    • June 25, 2013 / 22:22

      i really would like a large garden but like you i’m a little clueless to be honest, it’s Mr HPMcQ that’s look after that job. Get’s his green fingers from his mum x

  2. June 25, 2013 / 17:06

    Wow I need a park like that here! Who needs a huge back garden when you have that to hand?

    Beautiful x

    Ps. Hope you are feeling ok post-weekend!

    • June 25, 2013 / 22:24

      it’s blooming lush, you would love it! i hope it’s not cheating, but with our limited back yard i have to explore a little x

      p.s. the end was tough for me, but your squeezes made it better x

  3. June 26, 2013 / 23:53

    That park is fantastic and you’ve taken such amazing photos. Gardens are hard to maintain so you have the best of both worlds.

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