We shall continue our tour of Paul and Dot's wonderful garden with some views of a colorful blue bottle tree.
This tree was at one time a growing toothache tree, also sometimes called the prickly ash tree. This tree was killed by voles. Voles kill a lot of trees and are awful garden pests. Just had to add that part. Once the tree died Paul painted it and left it as a sculpture in the garden. It is festooned with flags, which you will see two pictures down.
Bamboo is the word of the day in the garden. There were several types of bamboos growing here in their own special little mini forests. It was astounding just how dense the shade was under the bamboo.
Here is a long shot of the toothache tree and blue bottle tree.
This shot shows a few of the bamboo forests. There were large comfortable paths through the forests.
Once you come out on the other side of the path you run into a garden that was delightfully edged with large wine bottles and which contained the other bowling ball pyramid. Looking at the below picture you can see the long shot of the wine bottle edged garden.
Of course you must first get past the blue hanging tree.
In a back corner there was a very neat garden shed/solar greenhouse. This greenhouse was awesome!
It came complete with a heater, shelves, a fan, and a gravel floor. I can see it being a delightful place to hang out on a cold sunny winter day because of all the many plants Paul stores in it....
in the garden....