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Tag Archives: hostas
The beauty of a bog!
When we moved here 25 yrs ago, I didn’t know much about gardening, it has been a very steep learning curve and I’m still learning. We discovered that part of the garden never dries out, even in the summer when … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bog planting, candelabra primulas, Ferns, hostas, iris, Zantedeschia aethiopica 32 Comments
May has flown by. EOMV.
The woodland is much the same as last month, I’ve not got any more new planting done as I’ve been concentrating on trying to get the borders weeded in the main garden. With all the rain we have had, at … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged astilbes, bog garden, bog plants, Ferns, hostas, iris, plants for wet, primulas, rodgersia, Zantedeschia aethiopica 24 Comments
End of month review -June.
Where has the month of June gone, time is just flying by and I’m still playing catch up! We are gradually catching up with all the weeding, having neglected the garden somewhat for 2 yrs, while the medics were trying … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged alliums, astilbes, autumn flowers, Ferns, heucheras, hostas, June flowers, late flowers, Lilies, Shade plants 26 Comments
Rainbow for June and July
The bog garden, which is formed by an underground stream, certainly comes into it’s own at the beginning of June when flowers start bursting out along the length of the border. There are all the colours of the rainbow, red, … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged alpicola, aurantiaca, bog garden, bulleesiana, candelabra primulas, Ferns, hostas, Inverewe, iris, meconopsisa, plants for damp soil, Postford White, primulas, rheum palmatum, Zantedeschia aethiopica 24 Comments
I thought I would catch up with the garden before showing the photos of the wild flowers in the Scillies. When we got back, the difference in the garden was amazing, blossom and an explosion of flowers everywhere. New growth … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bog planting, camellia blossom, cowslips, epimedium, erythronium, hostas, snowflakes, Spring bulbs, spring perennials, Tulip sylvestris, wood anemones 28 Comments
Maybe one day…..
Maybe one day my bog garden will look as good, although on a much smaller scale, as the one we visited the other day at Marwood Hill Garden. The garden covers 20 acres altogether and contains 3 lakes with streamside … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged astilbe, bog garden, candelabra primulas, hostas, primula viallii, rodgersias, stream planting 22 Comments
Fresh June Foliage. G.B.F.D.
Once again it is time to look at the foliage in the garden for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day and see how it is adding to the overall picture in the month of June when the borders are overflowing with flowers. … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Ferns, foliage, grasses, heucheras, hostas, rodgersias, sempervivum 22 Comments
Tapestry of Foliage.
Even though we are surrounded at the moment by wonderful flowers of all colours, it is very easy sometimes to forget the sumptuous tapestry effect that comes with contrasting foliage.
Chasing the elusive blue
About 15 of my Meconopsis have flowered, but the first one came out deep purple, what a disappointment! We have got a few the bright turquoise blue that they should be but the rest were lilac, grey, pink or purple! … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged azaleas, bog, candelabra primulas, ditch, garden, hostas, iris, meconopsis, peony, poppies, rhododendrons, roses, talaton Comments Off on Chasing the elusive blue