May 062012


This cottage garden isn’t the type of thing you’d necessarily expect to see in E17, but Walthamstow has it’s very own ‘Village’, don’t you know. It comes complete with some groovy shops and restaurants and the poshest Spar I’ve ever seen – stuffed to the gills with many types of olive, posh wines and even a woodfired pizza oven.

This row of cottages nearby is like something out of Midsomer Murders, and this garden even has a white picket fence. I almost expected to see John Nettles pop up from behind a hedge.

  3 Responses to “Village people”

  1. Interesting – & how funny- posted a similar subject this weekend, but rather more predictably the shots were taken on the Suffolk Heritage Coast! (can be seen on my Helen Riches Garden Design Facebook page – . Can people see this- not even sure)

    • Can’t find the link, Helen! If you’ve got a minute ask me to be your friend. There are quite a lot of Helen Riches on Facebook…

  2. I guess Walthamstow is an urban area where it’s safe to grow the spanish bluebells in the photo as there can’t be many native ones in the area for them to hybridise with.

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