Christine Boulby’s village garden in Acklington, Northumberland

Christine Boulby's village garden in Acklington, Northumberland

We moved to our home in rural Northumberland in autumn 1995. The garden, which then was largely laid to lawn, has been developed over that time and now has a number of maturing shrubs and trees as well as a gravel bed for my interest in alpines. All of this dominated by a 60 year old pine tree which produces enough cones to act as a top dressing to several beds in the garden.

I once had the National Collection of Diascia, but sadly this is now gone and I’ve moved on to growing a lot of plants from seed, and have a small select collection of Primula auricula.