POOL ROCKS - INITIAL PLANTING 1995

This area has grown considerably over the last few years as the surrounding woodland scrub has been cleared and brought back under management.  It is an outcrop of rock with naturally occurring planting pockets.  As the planting here has increased, with the use of coloured Phormiums prevailing which contrast wonderfully with the light grey rock - particularly when caught in a certain light during early afternoon - it has given this area the alternative name of "The Hot Rocks".

Star of the show for early Summer 2002 was the once in its lifetime flowering of the Agave.  Well worth the wait ... but now we have a gap to fill!

 

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1996 ...
Shrowded by
encroaching
unmanaged
woodland...and
a very slippy
pool surround!

May 1997 ... Woodland clearance complete ... the shed gets a paint job!  With access to the main rock outcrop, serious planting can begin. Plants were sourced mainly in the UK and crated over, some precious specimens were carried in luggage and a truck load were delivered from Rome .... and promptly nicked while waiting to be placed ... the house and garden were unoccupied and I was still at the airport!

May 1999

Being very near the top of the hill, the clouds sometimes sit with spectacular effect.

The woods are now revived and managed.

May 2002

The Agave flowers
...
with the spike reaching
3 metres
...
I was seriously impressed

SASSELLA  GARDEN  LINKS

ZIGZAG SCENTED STEPS
BOSSOLLO
REST AND VIEW TERRACE
CASINA
PERCIESí GARDEN
ECHO MEADOW

POOL ROCKS
FRONT DRIVE AND GARDEN
ROSE GARDEN
PERGOLA TERRACE
BLUE RIVER RUN
POOLSIDE

POOL ROOM LAWN
CAMPORA TERRACES
OLIVE TERRACES
BOSSOLO BASSO
QUIESA AND VIEWS

VALHALLA
BREAKFAST TERRACE
BASELINE ORCHARD
STRADA
TENNIS SIDELINE
TENNIS FORECOURT

© PIANTI DONNA - JULIE SLATTER - 2003