This a post from the The New Small Garden book by Marjory Allen and Susan Jellicoe. The book features Barbara Jones’s garden for her house on Well Walk, and the garden that backed on to Willow Road, her house has been split into two flats and the garden now is even smaller, divided into two. However below is the garden as she would remember it.
This exquisite little garden has been evolved by Miss Barbara Jones, artist and writer, from as unprepossessing a back yard as can be imagined. It is essentially a collector’s garden, where each plant is valued as an individual.
The tiny scale makes the individual treatment of plants not only appropriate but necessary. It is her delight to arrange her plants so that the shape and texture of each will act as a sympathetic foil to its neighbours.