"However, I had first to rid myself of encumbrances. Just beyond the drive a low shape rose, which proved to be a poorly maintained privet hedge, vastly overgrown but easily breached. I deposited my boots and the several skirts behind it, tucked the doll into the back waistband of my trousers...and crept across the drive to the wall of the house." --Laurie R. King
With the simple device of hedges, the space round the house is defined, while at the same time the hedges serve to mediate between a flat lawn and a rolling hillside. The Carpinus hedges that create an outdoor room, and the lawn steps leading to it, make another grade transition from the house to the hillside, simultaneously creating an intriguing focal point and vista. Deborah Nevins & Associates
"More familiar to many as the Sloe, from its large fruits ripening in late autumn, Blackthorn is an important native deciduous shrub often seen growing wild in the countryside. A densely spiny suckering shrub, it makes one of the best stock-proof hedges and forms an essential part of wildlife hedges. Its snowy white blossom appears in very early spring before the leaves and is followed in late autumn by the purplish-black fruits."
Blackthorn blossom, gorse & azure seas, just another beautiful spring lunchtime in Guernsey! #LocateGuernsey Link to the whole collection of 'Georgie's Guernsey':-http://chrisgeorge.dphoto.com/#/album/4daaes Picture Ref: 28_03_17