Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:23
Thanks guys, I'm happy enough with the changes I've made this year although I would like more maturity in the bottom half.
Maturity brings height and structure and without those design elements, everything just seems piddly and flat but things take years to grow ofc. Take the big blue hosta as an example. Doing better each year but only half way to maturity I've read currently at 4yrs old. I nearly split it this year to make more until I read that doing that to the big blue ones sets them back a good few years in vigour.
The green acer above is nearly twenty years old and I'm very happy with it this year as it's canopy seems to be really full. The smaller red acer is currently sitting in it's pot because I wanted to make a feature of it for a few years but its already starting to overtake the pot in only it's third year. I bought it as a twig...because acers are normally so expensive, but I do love them so much.
It will have to move though, as I don't think its really at home in my courtyard garden, but I think I have the perfect spot for it once the landscaping is finished in that area.
I'm looking forward to seeing many more garden photos from you guys now the sun is mostly shining, I just love to see what you are all up to.