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The swimming pool

A garden in the making

From the orchard, an arch covered in blue and white climbers (Solanum and Clematis 'Avalanche') leads to my latest garden.
We built our swimming pool in 2002: black-lined, it lets olive trees and sky reflect in the water.

A panel of blue Portuguese tiles and a water sprout simulate a fountain, and blue and white planting is in the making, with blue Chinese pots forming focal points. A hedge of variegated privet is faced by a lower border of blue Agapantus. My plan is to plant sweeps of grasses, Gauras, Verbenas to give the garden a natural look.

The view on the valley from the swimming pool is lovely and it shouldn't be tampered with; making a garden in the middle of a 'civilised' landscape requires a light touch: the serene, classical beauty of the landscape shouldn't be interfered with. Hence, the choice of an unobtrusive swimming pool.

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