Annual Border & That Hardy Orchid
28 May 2010 20:10:58
Dactylorhiza maculata 'Kilmarnock'
I continued the planting work on my Annual Border.
That makes 273 plants put into that border so far and it's a bit more than half full.
I put a nice Carol Klein type 'wave' cutting from front to back with the squirrel grass.
I put out plenty of the slug pellets tonight as the little blighters seem to love the Coleus and are quite partial to a spot of Petunia too!
I noticed my hardy orchid, bought form Terra Nova, is in flower. I guess it may come into fuller flower in a few days but I wasn't prepared to wait so I snapped it today. It is really beautiful.
Here's the list of what I put down today:
|No. of Plants ||Genus ||Species ||Variety |
|21 || ||Coleus ||blumei ||Black Dragon |
|28 || ||Petunia ||grandiflora ||Mirage White |
|6 || ||Petunia ||x hybrida ||Strawberry Sundae |
|3 || ||Ricinus ||communis ||Carmencita |
|41 || ||Schizanthus ||pinnatus ||Hit Parade & mixed |
|32 || ||Zinnia ||elegans ||Envy Double |
|47 || ||Hordeum ||jubatum || |