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Water in the garden when done well is spectacular.

When not quite right it is almost embarrassing, think horse relieving itself.

One beautiful garden which uses water successfully is Serge Hill.  The family garden of designer Tom Stuart-Smith has corten steel tanks of water which serve to reflect the sky and surrounding planting.  The tanks are in a sunken courtyard surrounded by the walls, on three sides, of their home.

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Serge Hill NGS open day

From the house I imagine the family look out across the surface of the water to see a beautiful reflected scene.

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I have no idea how the water works, it appears to be still yet is certainly not stagnant.  It is not over flowing.  The reflective qualities of the water sat within the confines of the earthy tones of the steel, surrounded by ruby coloured Astrantia and orange Euphorbia is a very pleasing combination.

The 52 week photo challenge is water this week.  Take a look at Sandras arty blog to see some other water photographs https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com

Enjoy this glorious Summer weather, let’s hope it lasts a while.