Posted: 14/06/2012 at 22:27
Awesome gardens chaps and chapettes loving the framing of the views with trees and such and the compositions are marvellous.
@figrat, don't ever part with the window photo, it is artistically magical.
Well, the weather was beautiful once more and I managed to grab a couple of hours this afternoon in my own garden dodging the vibrating Photinia davidii along my path, the bees are going nuts on it, the foliage is gorgeous and it has a heavenly scent to boot!
Having got the mundane chores out of the way yesterday, today I managed some fun bits, inspecting the elegant red stems of my Euphorbia Silver Swan popping new buds aplenty with eagerness to spread, and my bottle-brush bush that got flattened by the snow and is now making a vigorous comeback, hurray!
I also adding five more Geum Lady Stratheden to a drift of five I already planted this Spring, making ten plants in total from a single 2Lt pot I bought last autumn. Now that's a bargain (when I split it, there were five decent sized divisions that went straight into the border and six tiny plants that needed to be potted up, and one died)
I will be doing the same with any other plants I can throughout the summer and Autumn, all of which will hopefully survive the winter and make large drift plantings next year--always thinking ahead--!
I've already decided next year's garden budget is going on plant supports and structure for the garden, which means no more buying plants! It's a bit like buying a really expensive dress and wearing the wrong underwear isn't it ladies?
I must create larger swathes of the same planting instead of my tendency to be bitty because I impulse buy at the GC, but I'm also fed up with storms wrecking some of my mature herbaceous stuff like my Eryngium that rewards me with a mountain of skyward thistles in spring only to be a spectacular blue flop by the summer, and the thing is buttressed on all sides with large twiggy prunings!
Anyone know what design of plant support is best on what plants, I would be glad of the tips!
Enjoy your gardens!