Real progress is being made in the mixed border with the planting of climbing and Old English roses, box topiary, herbaceous perennials including geraniums, peonies and grey leaved plants, all in the colour spectrum of deep reds, pinks and white.
This new border has been taken back from a neglected, overgrown part of the garden and digging out nettles (a good indicator of healthy soil), docks and creeping buttercup has been a heavy duty task.
The border is becoming a vibrant and important feature of the lower garden used exclusively by guests to Welcombe Coastal Barn. It is already the perfect, sunny and very private green space within which visitors will enjoy meals al fresco, a quiet read, or to listen to the bird song.
This garden leads directly to a woodland track which at the moment is carpeted with bluebells, campion and primroses. This leads down to the spectacular bay of Welcombe Mouth. You arrive having walked from the garden, through the wooded valley to the Atlantic beach and the whole journey has taken only 20 minutes.