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May not look much but ...

25 November 2017 00:30:22

The photo shows the results of a fair bit of hard work by my HelpXers - the removal of the first of the redundant raised beds beside the shelter belt. These beds have been suffereing from lack of sun since the shelter belt grew so well so now that I have the new posh ones in the Vegetable Garden I thought it was time to dispense with these ones. The surplus soil has helped to fill the new raised beds and today this one got the full treatment - including planting up! It may not look much now, but just wait till late Summer! Michaelmas Daisies, Double Japanese Anemones, Crocosmia Lucifer, Helianthus Decapetalus, White Phlox, Lychnis Coronaria  Alba and a fair number of Alchemilla Mollis and Sedum Green Mantle!

Might just stick in a few spring bulbs just for fun tomorrow :-)

And of course, a good deep mulch of leafmould to complete the task!

I enjoyed working alongside them, having given them free rein in the planting I only had to intervene when Lucifer was being placed at the edge of the border!

The next project will be the second bed. I'm hoping that this will transform this pathway which is the most-used path going down into the garden and it is providing a good home for the plants dislodged by the recent renovation of the Main Herbaceous border.

P.S. I'm going to try Jackie's tip about using the Facebook Icon on the journal! Alway game to try something new!

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PeterW PeterW 25 November 2017 10:08:30

I think there is nothing better than planting up a new bed. Look forward to seeing it's progress next summer.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 November 2017 13:24:38

You have taken on some amount of work this Autumn! Hazel. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 25 November 2017 16:41:58

Mary - its mainly repairing the ravages of the patio construction closely followed by Ophelia! Thankfully i have been blessed with some really good helpers this autumn and its a pleasure to get back to more "normal" gardening stuff! I'm really trying to get on top of things in the autumn as I found leaving the clear-up to Spring is much more difficult to do.


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