A nice little black mondo grass to add a bit of interest round the pond area. It provides a good contrast to the pebbles, which is nice.
A plum tree which is supposed to be good for a west fence. Bought this as bareroot, quite late in the season by post from J Parkers. It had a snapped branch and the roots had dried out, but I gave it a good soak and planted it quickly so fingers crossed it comes through […]
A nice little flower added to the bottom bed to bring more interest. Hopefully it takes off and does well.
Some more little grape hyacinths bought a really good pack with lots of plants in on a whim. Planted amongst the primulas and round the bird table. These ones were bought from Summerseat in Bury. Planted in the bottom bed near the other ones and the other, other ones.
A lovely sunny Easter weekend. Everything seems to be getting off to a great start, although a lot of the pots drying out already! Bad sign of things to come … This week I: Tidied a refilled the pond a bit. Seems to be losing a bit of water, so 4 cans of rainwater helped. […]
I’ve wanted a little Blackcurrant ever since my Manchester allotment days. They were so productive there and no bother at all. I bought this little bargain plant at Powderham Garden Centre and, after some thought, planted it in the lawn down the left near the chair. Hopefully it won’t get too big and get in […]
A pretty little spring blue flower (Winter windflower) added to the back of the bottom bed to blend the line to the woodland part. The flowers are both blue and white, which should be fun.
A pretty little wood anemone added to the back of the bottom bed to blend the line to the woodland part. Hopefully it naturalises easily to give some early spring colour.
Another fun little primula bought at Powderham Garden Centre in Kenton. Planted down in the new bottom bed with all my other primulas in spring 2021.
Some more little grape hyacinths bought on a whim to brighten up the bottom bed in early spring. These ones were bought from Morrisons in Exeter. Planted in the bottom bed near the other ones.