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TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

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That's better!

01 August 2017 01:02:16

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Having cleared the border where the Japanese Anemones had taken over, I  got round to the exciting part - planting it up again! This border was always known as "Behind the Greenhouse" but I have been trying to find a better name for it. As the planting progressed it came to me! But first I'll describe the planting. As is usually the way when you plant up a new border it takes a while for the plants to grow into their own space so it will be a while before I see the benefits.

First to be planted was the lovely Exchorda Macarantha "The Bride" which has been in a pot but not looking happy! It will be a centre-piece for the border with its lovely fountain shape. To one side I planted the little Lantana shrub that Elizabeth grew from cuttings, Most of the Lantana we see in this country are bedding plants but this Lantana shrub is flourishing in the car-park of my local Supervalu! Next to go in was Persecaria Amplexicaulis followed by the lovely Persicaria Purple Fantasy (Thank you Jackie!). After that I transplanted a third Dicentra to join the two already in the border. I had lifted an Astrantia from a border I was tidying the other day so it also got a new home. I got this from one of one of my .ie friends but sadly don't have the name! Then just to fill up some space I put in a Helebore Niger and a few Campanula Poscharskyana at the edge I did the inevitable shifting of pots before the final planting and as i was doing this I realised that every season was represented in this border - so that's itc new name "The Four Seasons Border" and I'm really happy with the border and its new additions.

Right through the year there should always be something to see it this old negrlected border come back to life!


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 August 2017 06:51:05

They all sound like great plants for a four seasons border. And what a lovely name for it too. I'd love to see a photo of that Lantana. I do love the bedding ones and have tried a few times overwintering in the greenhouse AND the house, and to no avail. But I'd love to get a 'hardy' one.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 August 2017 08:02:29

A nice selection of plants, Hazel and look forward to seeing it through the year.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 August 2017 08:08:28

Pink seems to dominate your July garden, Hazel, beautiful. Love  the ferns in your shady area, beautiful light and texture. You have some gorgeous day lillies and I love the dahlia in the fifth photo.


LindaB LindaB 02 August 2017 09:59:59

Your garden is looking great Hazel, packed with colour, love it.


JoanG JoanG 02 August 2017 22:34:12

Great choice of plants, Hazel, they will make a lovely border through the seasons.  And your July album is full of sumptuous planting too.  You have a beautiful garden and I love your woodland.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 02 August 2017 23:14:44

Thanks for all the nice comments!


Tagetes Tagetes 04 August 2017 09:26:20

Thanks for all the detailed information. As a gardening newbie, it's very helpful!


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