North East
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I love my garden, created over the past 18 years from the corner of a field. There's a wildlife pond with newts with flag iris and many other plants.

The garden has vegetable and fruit beds, a polytunnel, a zig zagging flower bed, a separate herb garden, a couple of damson trees and an uncooperative apple tree. There's a hedge of indigenous species forming the southern field boundary.
I have a couple of chairs and a hammock to sit and enjoy the garden, surrounding woods and fields on a sunny day.

I have a flower garden at the front of the house with moss lawn and hedges.

The village, set in open countryside, is one long row of houses on a hillside, left when the colliery and housing were demolished in the 1960's.

On the site of the old colliery have a neighbourhood nature reserve and a Durham Wildlife Reserve towards the head of the valley. We're a few miles from Weardale, Durham City and 15 miles from Newcastle/Gateshead.
In town or village
Host type
House and garden
Type of people