THE HAVEN - BLAGDON - House For Sale

Blagdon Village, Chew Valley, North Somerset

Stunning, Uninterrupted Views Overlooking Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley

Home  •  Lounge  •  Kitchen  •  Dining/Office  •  Hall/Porch  •  Bathroom  •  Bedrooms  •  Utility  •  Extra Rooms  •  Balcony  •  Roof/Attic  •  Exterior  •  Garage  •  Cardeck  •  Windows  •  Garden/Greenhouses  •  Workshop/Shed  •  Insulation  •  Patio/Decking  •  Oak Trimmings  •  Incoming/Outgoing Services  •  Points of Interest
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Pink Rose around the Apple Tree
Patio and Decking
The patio and decking areas make lovely sitting out areas at the right time of the year.

Purposely built to provide a flat area to sit out on, the patio area is surrounded by flowers and hosta plants.

The beds are full of bulbs, crocus, daffodils, tulips and plenty more. Every grass area is plastered with snowdrops, tens of thousands of them. They grow so well in this garden that I have been splitting them up and transplanting them for the last 20 years. They are the promise of Spring, quickly followed by the daffs and tulips.

There's not much else to say about either, they are pretty much normal except that the decking is all sat on little concrete platforms. The picture shows the details, but was essentially done like this to ensure longevity. I get a little saddened by other peoples decking that is spongy when you walk on it because certain areas are rotting faster than they can replace it. I didn't want mine to suffer the same fate. So I made little concrete platforms that were proud of ground level. The uprights of the decking sit on these, thus ensuring that they don't rot any time soon.
The Patio and Hosta Pots    Patio and Hosta Pots
The back bed of the patio are filled to capacity with hosta plants and tiger lillies. There are a few ferns and Crocosmia for variety, but the area is thick with hosta plants and if you like them and a joy to see.
Plenty of Colour on the Patio    More Patio Tulips
These intensely coloured tulips are beautiful against the starkness of the early spring growth. They can be seen in all their glory from the main house window and last a good long time, or until a rainstorm ruins them, by which time the sedum, which you can see between them, fills the beds with masses of pink flowers.
The Lawns Full of Snowdrops    The Patio Lined with Tulips
There is no question, the patio is a picture of colour and greenery during the summer and a joy to look at and sit on, either with a book or a cuppa, or both. The views from here of Blagdon Lake and the valley beyond are to die for.
Patio Grape Hyacinths    The Patio in Full Summer Growth
I love sitting out here with a glass of wine, and tending to the hostas, of which there are the large green leaved varieties and the variegated varieties. As they are surrounded by stone walls, they don't take too much of a hammering by the slugs and snails, but a good supply of slug pellets ensures the leaves stay looking at their best all summer and well into the autumn.
The Patio in January    The Winter Patio View
This shows the patio area during the winter months when all the greenery has died back. It was all designed to be very easy to keep clean and maintain all year round.
The Decking    The Garden Decking
The decking area is the perfect place to catch the evening sun, even well into the autumn when the sun is still warm. It is plenty big enough to take a large table and 4-6 chairs and still leave room for the corkscrew. Must get our priorities right, musn't we? The tubes around the edge are for the screen that just slots in place to break the wind. Only required on windy days really, most of the time you don't need to bother as the deck is shielded by the garden fence and greenhouses.

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For more information, or answers to questions, or to arrange a viewing, please call Phil or Jill on 01761 462722.