hiya folks. promised to post pics of hellebores etc but waiting for best scene so here are a couple of photos of part of my back garden last summer. not best quality but this scene is also where my hellebores are so.......later you can see where they are.
Thanks folks. Rosa, the bush near the greenhouse is Acer flamingo. I cut it hard back every year and it produces brilliant foliage colour throughout the summer. In reality its pink and white with pale green but its an eye catcher. This,picture is In September. Dove it's aster frikartii monch and the garden there faces south west. In this area are a number of hellebores so it's a fairly low maintenance area....right now the hellebores make their show and then the other stuff you see comes through.
Rainjustlearning, it's aster frikartii monch, the best aster but one called Little Carlow, that I have in my front garden, is a beauty. The colour is really very bright. Dove, a group of aster frik monch would be amazing ...for me it flowers for months. I have it in full sun and in fairly shady positions too. I have it next to a group,of echinacea Tiki Torch in front garden. What plans do you have in your front garden?
24 Feb 2013 19:11
Verdun - you little dark horse. You have a lovely garden - very jealous.
Plans are vague at the moment, but will have to start thinking seriously about it soon - as soon as the weather picks up a bit I shall be cutting out and preparing the bed - I'm planning mainly shrubs and some climbers, with perennials filling in, and mainly a midsummer to autumn dsplay .... mainly west facing with some shading from the south. The bed will be L-shaped and about 5 ft deep, across the whole of the front of the house up to the front door, in front of the sitting room window and down the path at the side which has rigid trellis fixed alongside the path. A rosa glauca http://awaytogarden.com/great-shrub-rosa-glauca-my-must-have-rose in the corner against the sitting room window is the only firm decision I've made so far