Next to “The Bank” is the edibles area. We built raised garden beds, and a large chook pen area called Casa di Paola with a Rosemary herb wall. We are constantly changing the plants seeing what works – sage ended up taking a whole bed here but when we moved it to the kitchen garden it looked very sad – too shady. The artichokes where amazing but HUGE – so we have now put them with the roses and lambs ears – and everyone is happy.


When we first came there were only roses and lots of random plants including Agapantha’s and a huge hedge of Seaside daisies

“The Bank”

By late spring in 2019 after the hot summer we had some good rainfall – and  “The Bank” was lush. Everything was in flower the wisteria, snowball trees, lily pillis to bring the birds  and  lavender. 

“The Bank” is viewed from the study, the craft room or the conservatory. It is always on show –  but it was not always this way – in fact the exact opposite!.



In July 2013 we decided to remove everything from the bank and start again. There was nothing really growing and the soil was very poor.

First we had to clear away the existing trees and weeds. Trav’s Trees came with their chainsaws and this was the first of many visits to maintain and manage trees at Uccello Lane.