Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Garden Journey part 2

May 1st 2015
I finally went plant shopping with Julia to fill out the back border where the fence is. I had read about Gertude Jekylls white garden at Sissinghurst. I had seen green and white displays at RHS Tatton park and thought Id do one here. I picked up lots of white flowering plants and Cinereria for its upright grey foliage to contrast with the white Daisys .
The corner had some White Foxgloves and a Sedum which I still hope is white flowering. The unknown shrub had grown from the soil in the front of the dilapidated wooden border.
May 5th 2015
The new additions included Strawberry plants, Petunias and Verbenas, a stone birdbath. Some of the exotic plants had been dug up and put into pots. the Yucca, and a few Canary Island Palms. It is a windy, exposed hilly garden with damp clay soil.
I also bought fiery coloured plants for the right hand border. French Marigolds, Geums, Salvias. This has been named the Fire border as opposed to the writers white border.
June 11th 2015
A few months later and the planting has filled out. The maple looks like a luscious lime green fur coat. It is massive. The crocosmia are growing on either side of the brick entrance to the garden. More plants have been added in pots and to the borders.
I went to see my Mum, Sister, and Niece. I brought back my Dads stone Buddah. One of the few things we cleared from his flat after he had died. I think it fits in perfectly in the cool white and green of the ice border.
White Cosmos flowering next to the Buddah. There is a white Rose called Snow White, White Hollyhocks Single and double, White Echinacea..It is all flowering at different times.
  That's a whistle stop tour of the garden from mud and leaves to a place I love going out into. We  also planted three raised beds of Vegetables, and a planter box full of Strawberries. So much to blog about now.

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