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Replanting the trough and an exciting discovery


Today being ok-ish in the afternoon I decided to get on and replant the large trough which had got quite scrappy. Hopefully the first picture shows this

The second picture, shows it cleared. I shall be re-using some of the plants. I’m going to raise the level of the soil. so large pieces of rock needed to create some crevices.

This shows the rest of the rock set in the trough.

The next 2 pictures show the planting finished

And the last the finished product, top dressed with grit. There will be some settlement of the compost so I will have to put more grit on over the coming weeks

So what have I got in there? The following saxifragas, “Hare Knoll Beauty”, “Winifred Bevington”, “Dr Clay”, “Dr Ransom”, “Walpole’s Variety” and “Tycho Brahe”. Some Androsace, carnea, mucronifolia x sempervivoides, sempervivoides “Susan Jane” and laevigata “Gothenburg”. Geranium farreri, clematis marmoraria, penstemon pumilus, primula carniolica and dianthus “Rivendell”.

In the alpine house, the fritillarias are blooming.
Fritillaria aurea

Fritillaria pudica “Richard Britten”

And more Primula allionii.
Henry Burrow

Brian will recognise these next two.
Primula allionii “Tranquility”

Primula marginata x allionii “High Point”

Lastly, my exciting discovery in the front garden. A white snowdrop, no green markings to be seen and certainly nothing I’ve planted on purpose. I just hope it’s not just a temporary feature and will come up like it next year. I shall be marking this one!

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Lovely pure white snowdrop !
I like the photos of replanting the trough...very interesting...
and thanks for identifying all the plants :o)

12 Mar, 2010


Unusual to see a totally white snowdrop.
The trough will look great when the plants spread a bit.

12 Mar, 2010


a very satisfying afternoon then. trough looks fantastic.

12 Mar, 2010


That looks great, doesn`t it give you a lovely feeling when a jobs well done and you know there`s more to come when the first little flowers appear.

12 Mar, 2010


a lovely selection of plants, well done

13 Mar, 2010


I shall be pleased when the plants get growing and showing, it does look a bit stark at the moment

13 Mar, 2010


You did a great job on the trough - and I'm so excited about that snowdrop! I do hope you can propagate it... :-))))))))))))))))))

14 Mar, 2010


Yes me too. Unfortunately I lack the courage to twin scale it so I shall have to wait and hope it bulks up naturally. If it does then I might have a go at twin scaling.

14 Mar, 2010

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