30 July 2009 18:02:11
Stipa Capillata & Alstroemeria Oriana
Myself and Cooper arranged to meet up at the Springmount Garden Centre first thing this morning to catch the bargains at their annual sale. We weren't disappointed.
Let me just say, it was hard getting everything into the car.
One area I was buying for was the area which has lain fallow since we moved the stone table off it and to its permanent home (the stone circle) this summer. I had meant to sprinkle grass seed on this circular area but somehow didn't get around to it. I must have known deep down that I would plant it up eventually :)
The plan this morning was to plant Calamagrostis ”Karl Forrester” as whatever I read lately, I can't seem to get away from this grass. I was planning a bit of a Noel Kingsbury type 'new perennial' planting. However, as usual, when I saw Calamagrostis ”Karl Forrester” in its pots, I was unimpressed and couldn't bring myself to buy it.
Instead I settled on a little brother of Stipa Gigantica called Stipa Capillata. I bought Alstroemeria Oriana and Astrantia Major Lars to go with the Stipa, building on an orangy theme (by the way I've recently noticed that I must like orange as I keep buying it!). Now all that's needed is some alliums for spring interest and time.