Friday, 25 April 2014

Garden Inspiration

I have a new border to plant!  Here’s what it looked like last October:

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These shrubs and trees had gone wild since we had the big cedar tree chopped down.  I think they saw the light and grew and grew!

They were getting way too big, and that is a south facing border, ie prime real estate in my garden!  I have longed to have a ‘hot’ summer border, so we set to it and chopped them all down:

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After a few Sunday mornings hard work and several trips to the dump, it now looks like this:

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I had a few plants to go in there, such as this red rose called Ruby Celebration.  But I needed more inspiration!  So Mum and I went to Arundel Castle gardens.  I’ve blogged about the wonderful Earl Collector’s Garden several times, here for example.  Suffice to say it was a riot of tulips this week!

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We decided to take notes as we went around and made of wishlist of plants we’d like (not tulips!)  WE hotfooted straight to the garden centre to buy them!

I haven’t managed to take photos of them yet, and it is pouring with rain right now so I’ll report back later!  I’m ‘auditioning’ them at the moment.  They are placed in their pots on the border to see if I like the placement. 

5 comments:

Helen said...

That looks like lots of hard work already, I really look forward to seeing the newly planted border!

Alison said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you're going to plant!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Those tulips are beautiful. I hope to spend a bit of time in the garden this week.
Rinda

Helen Johnstone said...

How exciting I do love a new border. Looking forward to seeing how it developes

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

"Riot of tulips" is right! But how exciting to have a whole new border to plant up, I look forward to seeing what you chose.