Trees & Things
22 March 2011 17:54:13
Rheum palmatum tanguticum
Some time ago I decided that my red contorted hazel tree had to move. Not much, just a few feet! I am not one to move trees or shrubs lightly (perhaps a fault) but the hazel had to budge and quickly as it's getting late in the year for that sort of thing.
The hazel is at the back of the border around our eating area. Hubby recently got rid of a Rosa rugosa hedge there. No sooner was the hazel dug up than I realised I also wanted the Gingko moved! Hubby obliged and then I spent the afternoon replanting the trees and putting in various shrubs to form the backdrop left vacant by the Rosa rugosa.
I planted : Trachycarpus fortunei, Cornus alba 'Elegantissima Variegata', Euonymous alata (memento of our last Johnston meeting), Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace', Viburnum rhytidophyllum and Kniphofia caulescens (thank you Mary and Paddy). It's satisfying to see that area coming together.