Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:18
Gardengirl, glad you enjoyed your trip to Wolvercroft and Baskets and Blooms. They are as different as Waitrose and LIDLs but I love them both. Wolvercroft do the largest teacakes in Hampshire... enough for two!
While you were there I went hunting for tree stumps and found 5 lovely ones at very reasonable prices. Spent today starting to clear out my "roundabout" bed (round and 12 feet across), saving sedums, primroses, euonymous, verbena bonariensis seedlings, hardy geraniums and golden spirea. All planted or potted up for reuse or giving away. Will have to sacrifice the viburnam davidii. Broke my large fork on the first one. Will hack them out tomorrow.
The stumps arrive on Saturday and then it's off to Knoll gardens for my grasses. The bed is hot and sunny all day around, so grasses should be more successful than the odd mix of plants I have had in there, until today. Will grow the grasses through and around the stumps. There are holes in some of them which might make good planting niches, perhaps for some ferns.
Excited about the new look, in front of my front door. Master plan here I come!