I certainly had a preconceived notion of what an English garden should look like. And it turns out the one we have is pretty darn close to my theoretical stereotype. No, it's not the Secret Garden of FHB's imagination, but it does have some of the important characteristics. Which is to say, a cubic buttload of roses.
There are at least 30 rose bushes in the front and back gardens. Incredible!
There are also apple trees, pear trees, a huge sour cherry tree, grape vines and figs.
There are gorgeous clematis, which the girls and I happily picked today to bring inside. According to my mother-in-law, they make great cutting flowers.
There are also some unidentified gorgeous flowers,
And the wool-fiend in me was extremely gratified to discover these in the front garden.
We are certainly enjoying the back garden, which has plenty of space for the kids to run around in, plus incredible plantings to enjoy. And, thankfully for the landlords, we also have a gardener, who hopefully will keep my black thumb from having too much influence.