The blue Irises went into the “Blue Garden” and are very matchy matchy with the perennial Delphiniums. The Tulips were very impactful en masse in large pots. More pots next year!
A highlight of moments from the garden so far this summer: My new rose Wollerton Old Hall. Gorgeous, chubby, cabbagey roses with a lovely scent. Looking striking here against an hydrangea. The bees are loving the creeping thyme. It’s a fabulous ground cover that has the advantage (unlike some others I’ve tried) of not being […]
As with the vegetable garden, I’ve mixed growing from seed and buying in plants for the garden beds. Here are the highlights at the end of summer 2017. Zinnia “Giant Lime”. They were quick and reliable to germinate from seed and took quite a while working away over the summer to get to this glorious […]
I had despaired in the spring at the poppies I had grown in seed trays. They were tall and leggy and I thought entirely doomed to wither and die. People said poppies shouldn’t be transplanted, but in the cold spring I was eager to start growing something! anything! in anticipation. Poppies made the list. I […]
The Hydrangea cuttings I took back in late December and March are all coming into flower. Unfortunately with the many moves around the garden, the cuttings all lost the order I had assigned them to determine where the cuttings where from (I have two sources). Most are now flowering and all are thriving in […]