28 May 2011 23:16:05
I've started planting the bones of my new area - the trees and big shrubs.
I can tell you, it's been sinful how long some of these poor trees have been in pots.
So far I have planted my Disanthus cercidifolius and Decaisnea fargesii. I can't wait to see the black pods on the Decaisnea!
I also planted two large laurels I got cheaply last autumn. I overwintered them in the greenhouse. Last autumn they seemed like a great bargain as all my laurels had come through winter 2009. However, winter 2010 finished off my large laurel, making me regret the purchase.
And finally I planted two witch hazels (one yellow, one brown), the large Aucuba and an Acer griseum. I'm hoping to develop this little grouping into an area of spring interest. Well, I didn't actually finish this planting as I encountered a large rock. Hopefully hubby will sort it out tomorrow.
Yesterday Hubby clipped the bank to one side of the garden with the shears. It's a hell of a job. If I win the Bloom competition, the first thing I'll buy is a strimmer!
To vote for me, if you have a Facebook account, go to this link and click 'like' in the top left hand corner of my garden photo...