Monthly Archives: June 2016

May/June 2016 garden diary

It was very satisfying to design and create a new garden from scratch, beginning back in October 2003. Over twelve and a bit years, we turned this

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into this …

now

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But now we’ve moved to a new house; or, rather, an old house – it’s Georgian, built around 1800 – with an established garden. Though the house itself is similar in size to our previous property, the garden is considerably smaller. But it’s full of interest and we’ve already got plans and a growing ‘to-do’ list (the lawn will need to be repaired, for instance, as it’s got numerous bare patches). Many of the plants are familiar to us from our previous garden, but there are quite a few that we haven’t grown before.

And some we brought with us, ferried over in pots – not least our indoor Hibiscus, which seems to have settled in very well in the library …

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Here are some notable residents of our new plot.

Twisted Willow
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Rose
Could this be Cream Abundance, which we grew in our previous garden?
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Penstemon – many examples, different shades
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Clematis
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Geranium (loved by many, not by me …)
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Fern
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Mixed bed (lovely Heuchera at the front)
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Loganberry (blackbird’s favourite …)
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Herb corner
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Tomato (but am I too late? – don’t think so)
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