Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:18
Thanks for sharing those purchases Lesley K I'm not jealous at all
Been a busy bee in the garden today even though my original intention was just to wander round a bit for some PPP inspiration.
It all started because I had to move a wall trained Pyracantha over a bit, then I discovered some sneaky bindweed that I prefer to dig out if I can. Well it was going right through a large clump of Geranium, so that had to come out and a fern and once I'd begun, I just went for it. Moved three shield ferns into a tighter unit under my big Acer tree since I took my hosta out in Autumn after it suffered from drought. Figure ferns won't want for much there. I tell you something though, those things come with enormous rootballs. I couldn't shake hardly any loose dirt off and had to roll them along the ground to get them in position.
Also got some saxifraga x urbium London Pride in the ground that's been sitting on a plastic sheet all winter so that entire area is nicely finished with the Cowslips I planted the other week.
Then I had some space in the border to arrange a few new purchases. I'm after height but also evergreen at the back of the border and ofc something lush for shade, so that's my Eleagnus and new Fatzia sorted (thanks for those shade suggestions a couple of weeks ago) Also, three Box balls for the front at the path and yes I know the blight thingy is a current concern, but but but...those lovely perfect formal shapes I can't help myself.
Anyways, I'm really happy. Can tick off another couple of things from my To-Do List
I only have 1,764 things left to plant