A couple of weeks ago, the last of the new permanent planting was done in the Sunset Border.
Time now for a mulch of lovely leafmould which has been maturing in the corner of the woodland, this pile is 2 years old. This isn’t a very good photograph, but the pile is about 3ft high and about 10ft long.
I managed to find some old seed packets that I thought would come in useful for sprinkling into the spaces between the plants.
All done, I will now just wait and see what develops, some seed may be too old, but I think the poppies should be ok, in the wild they survive for hundreds of years!
Below is a list of the plants that I have planted.
Acer palmatum Shindeshojo, Aquilegia Canadensis, Azalea japonica Blaauw’s Pink, Carex testocea, Digitalis Milk Chocolate, Geranium Rozanne, Geum Totally Tangerine, Hakonechloa macra All Gold, Heuchera red, H Tiramisu, Hosta Devon Blue, Nemesia, Papaver nudicaule Garden Gnome, Pulmonaria Blue Ensign, P. Sissinghurst White, The St. Rita’s Rose. Some of these poor plants have been waiting for such a long time to be planted, I’m sure that they are breathing a sigh of relief at being able to get their roots into the soil at last.
I can now move on and get the next bed weeded, if I spend a week on each border, we might have the whole garden looking tidy by August. The temperature rising this week means that I will have to get my gardening done early morning or in the evening, at least that means I can watch Wimbledon with a clear conscience!
Many thanks to Helen for hosting the End of Month review at The Patient Gardener, do pay her a visit to see what other gardeners have been doing this month.
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