|A cafe courtyard garden, Castleton, Derbyshire|
This is the area that we would like to create a seating area, moving some of the planting, retaining some of the shrubs and, of course, the fig tree. The paved area which has been used to grow vegetables in containers will continue to be used in this way. DH was given a second box tree as a birthday gift. The hare and the ornamental grass was a belated birthday gift given to our daughter by her brother and sister-in-law when she came to stay last week.
In the meantime we enjoyed spending time in a cafe during a recent visit to Castleton, Derbyshire where there was courtyard garden that had plenty of features to admire and inspire.
It was a wet day when we drove over to Castleton so after parking we went into the first cafe we saw on the high street. It was a surprise to find the garden behind the cafe as all the buildings on the street have very narrow front gardens or none at all. On another, sunnier occasion it would be a pleasant place to sit out there. However, on that rainy day we sat inside in a corner of the cafe overlooking the garden and enjoyed our cappuccino and lemon drizzle cake.