Actually, we have moved. More on this later! And we have put up our beloved Tangly Cottage cabin and garden for sale. We wanted to be just a little closer in town with a view of the port, so have only moved a five minute walk away, and the name Tangly Cottage goes with us to our new home and garden. MUCH more on this later. Meanwhile, here is a slide show of the rather wonderful garden which you will own if you happen to buy our former abode. While of course I have moved some shrubs and divisions of perennials, many plants are quite simply too big to move, so I am fervently hoping that a gardener is the buyer.
I can’t even begin to include in the slideshow all the plants i will be leaving behind, but here is a partial list of the ones that are too well established to move:
TWO very large “Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick’ contorted filberts which anchor the lower garden.
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’
Back cutlead elderberry
Assorted mature boxwoods, some tall columnar ones
Descaisnea fargesii (Chinese blue bean shrub)
A hedge of glorious assorted white roses, including ‘Bobbie James’, and the blueish Rosa veilchenblau
Hydrangea quadricolour…(hmm, might be able to take that one!)
Some very cool clematis and other vines along lower fence
Drymis with glorious red stems
Assorted large hardy fuchsias
a white Ribes sanguineus (‘Icicle’?)
double file Viburnum, two different kinds
and lots of perennials of which I am taking divisions but leaving part for the new owner….
Features: the pond, a stream which runs from the pond to a small lower pond most of if not all of the year, 16 years worth of luscious soil amendments, a monstrous great boulder which a geologist friend says goes back to ancient times, lots of river rock we brought in over the years…
To be perfectly honest, and in the interest of full disclosure, I am also leaving you some bindweed, some horsetail (although not much of that!) and some creeping butter cup. But the soil is so good by now that weeds pull out with ease.
I can only hope that a gardener wants to buy it, that somewhere there is a gardener whose dream is a rustic cabin on the Long Beach Peninsula with a fantastic garden.
Here is the link to the real estate listing. You will see that one of the most enticing things about the place is that it is affordable. The cottage is rustic, and needs to have a propane or pellet stove put in, and might benefit from someone having room to expand it, but oh…the garden….
Update: Here is a link to my realtor’s blog on the subject of our house for sale (which links back to this page in an endless loop!)…
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