About a hundred years ago someone asked if I could draw a plan of the garden, and finally due to the shortage of ideas for posts, I got around to drawing one.
This view from above taken by son-in-laws drone camera has helped with the drawing
The track is on the left edge which people can walk along as it is a
footpath, the path goes through my new gates onto the meadow. The footpath
is the dotty line- - - - - - -. When I said we had a footpath through our property a lot of people said they couldn't live with that but it doesn't really affect the house. No different to living in a street with a pavement going by. Until Lockdown and "forced" exercise the footpath was hardly used but since then I've seen lots of people walking by as part of a circular path from the village proper.
The square strawberry and raspberry beds are the new ones we did in a hurry before Colin died. They are not so good, the soil there is poor. The patio has lots of pots including hostas, an acer, the olive trees and blueberry bushes and I'll put the squash plants in big pots there too. The Fig tree is in the ground at the edge of the patio.
My new gates make everywhere a bit more private. Before they were there vans and cars could drive straight in, around the Turkey oak and out again
Next doors house is bottom right, you can see a bit of their garden is a behind mine. Apart from the bit that goes behind my garden, their garden is all at the front of their house. They have a hot tub in the corner at the back - weird for Suffolk!
There are fields to the right, at the far end and to the left, which is how I'm at the end of the lane. Nowhere else to go when you get to my house - unless you are on foot.