Getting all those borders planted has definitely been the highlight of the month! Apart from the ailing yews (which will be sorted out shortly with any luck) the whole bottom part of the garden is looking much better now. It used to sort of dissolve against the walls.
Once I’ve sorted out the yews I need to find a way to anchor the fountain in the gardenscape. I think it looks a bit ‘plonked down’ as it is.
Oh dear. It’s still very dry and the ground is still pretty concrete-like. Consequently I still have bulbs to plant. 150kg of the damn things.
I’m just going to have to put them in the solid ground somehow. This is going to be seriously back breaking work so expect this to be my whinge come December too!
I planted some Eremerus this week that turned up on the doorstep at work. My employers bought them at Chelsea and subsequently we’d all forgotten about them so that was a nice surprise. This is my first experience of these wierd things. The nobble of the crown has a few thick roots coming out like a giant spider and you have to plant it with the top poking out. Why is this filed under ‘the beautiful’? I really liked the look of the crowns:
Like a delicately tattooed pink egg forcing its way out of the soil.
The Myrtle berries are looking lovely:
And Viburnum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ is clinging on to its last few leaves: