Posted: Yesterday at 21:39
1) Rainbow flowerbed.
Not content with doing the wildlife garden, running the PTA, I'm now looking after the sensory garden at school. Who has time for work ???
We have a circular area in the middle of the garden that has a lovely dwarf tree in the middle. It is split into 7 separate sections, which made me think as it is the sensory garden, whether we change it round, so each section relates to colours in the rainbow.
What do you think about this ? We have plants in there already, that I'm thinking as and when they appear, I'll be asking all you lovely people to ID them so I can move them into the correct section of the rainbow.
As it is a mix of perennials, I'm wondering whether it will be obvious enough. Don't want to spend money on a load of plants.
Maybe I could scatter annuals in the colours to fill in any gaps and make it bolder?
2) Also the area behind with the stepping stones last year was planted with wildflowers, which grew really well, but all flowered in the summer holiday when no one saw them?? We are thinking maybe we could dig it over and plant vegetables for Nursery and Reception classes to look after. Would there be any problems clearing the wildflower area. Seems a shame but I'm thinking it would have been better in the wildlife area. can I do anything to transfer plants or would they have all been annuals?
We also have a herb bed, which is great, needs some TLC, and then two flowerbeds which have some perennials in, but looked straggly last year,
any ideas what to do in here ?
sorry a bit of a long one...
Any help, advice, hand holding gratefully received. Thank you.