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Rock Garden renewal . part 3


This a view of the south isle from the south. . Since taking this picture I have spent the afternoon weeding it and removing some of the Golden Thyme (Thymus citriodorus aureus), which makes that big patch near the centre. It had encroached on Sedum Cappa Blanca and my Thrift or Sea Pink (Armeria maritima) I have potted up chunks of both these , for future use. A lovely job as the scent of the Thyme is delicious. My Father used to advertise it as Citron scented. That was pre war 2. I haven’t cut any top growth but have removed some of the lower branches from the dwarf conifers so as to let light on to a bit more usable space fior things like Sedums, Saxifrages and Sempervivums. My favourite Rock Plants, together with Thymes and other carpeting plants. That is enough from me for a while . Now I will check up on other Blogs, Questions and Photos, There is so much to enjoy on theis web site.

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Interesting to see a photo, and then have comments about what you did immediately to improve the rock garden.

It was already looking good, so it must look amazing now!

24 Aug, 2008


Hi Poaannua, Your garden is looking lovely, I also love trees and nature. At the moment, I have about 6 yews, 4 holly, 3 Oak trees, 16 Lebanese Ceders, 4 Silver birch, 1 Sycamore. They are all small at the moment, apart from the ceder the birds and Squirrels have brought the rest in. If you have any suggestions as to what to do with them ... then i am welcome to any suggestions. : )


24 Aug, 2008


I'm glad you're enjoying GOY, so am I. This is a nice view of your rockery. I like all the diferent textures I can see in it.
All the best, Hywel.

24 Aug, 2008


Hi Gail. Thanks for comment. The trees you have can either be potted or planted in the Garden and kept small. On that Rock Garden. I have 2 Scots Pines about 75cms. tall and at least 40 years old, growing where they came up as seedlings, also an Oak and a Larch. all kept pruned to less than 3ft high., It is much easier to lok after them in the ground, All you have to do is prune regularly into whatever shape you wish, Bonsai wire makes it even easier. You can buy it over the internet. Ebay perhaps, but get aluminium wire not copper, it is much easier to work with.

24 Aug, 2008


You have a lovely rock garden. Your house and garden remind me of other friends gardens in the south of England. Makes me feel nostalgic for home.

25 Aug, 2008


Thanks Chrispook. I hope your Hungary garden is growing as you want it to. I don't think you will have had as much rain as we have, some of our gardening has been a bit of a wash out.

25 Aug, 2008

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