Pond Garden Benches
I always seem to be moving my garden benches around. They stay in one place for a few years, and then they just get moved. That's certainly the case with benches I've placed around the Moosey pond.
In the year 2008 a comfortable wooden garden bench used to sit at the beginning of my new pond-side path. I would sit here and gaze at my lovely Pond Garden, then turn my head to the ram paddock behind me and make furtive garden expansion plans...
Pond Garden Bench
of course the Pond Paddock beyond the pond gives inspiring views all year round, no matter where the seat or bench is. Winter shows off the sculptural flaxes, spring has the fluff of flowering cherries and rhododendrons, summer brings warmth and roses, and autumn is full of brilliant leaf colour.
The Back of the Pond
The garden bench was a very normal kitset wooden one - maybe even a bit boring. But remember - it's not what the bench looks like from the garden - it's what the garden looks like from the bench!
- Wooden Bench :
- Here is the wooden garden bench in its new garden position.
I explained that I wanted the very old one. The very, very old one which I hardly ever sat on. I'm sure I described it and its location properly. I knew what I meant!
Oops. NGP arrived some minutes later (huffing and puffing) with my beautiful pond-side wooden bench balanced on the wheelbarrow. I couldn't tell him to take it back. So the wooden garden bench now lives by the water race. You can check it out if you like!
It's funny how a garden seat in a messy area of the garden can be completely forgotten for months. Now that I have made the effort to tidy its surroundings the garden bench by the pond has became a real favourite.
Seat by the Pond
Note the stylish placement of pots of foliage plants - variegated pelargoniums and Iris Japonica. They will be safe from winter frosts here in the shelter of the pond trees. I've spent many happy rest times sitting in the pond seat drinking a cup of tea, staring at the winter bones of the gardens around the pond paddock. I end up admiring all the flaxes and promising myself never to get sick of them!
Another Serious Footnote
Hmm... Finally in the winter of 2010 the bench had to move - just a wee way around the pond. A mere technicality, but Mooseys tries to be up-to-date and accurate!