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A few Highlights of the Golden Border

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The Golden Border is amazing….just a year after planting it, it is a joy to gaze on. Just standing looking at it for five minutes would cheer even the saddest heart!

However, it still needs some time and a few adjustments. There’s still a lot of soil on display…

… and my Hosta ‘June’ on the left of this picture….needs to be relocated as it’s not enjoying this open south facing position.

So, here are a few of the highlights….

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And....the sun shining on it...smashing Karen.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Lovely interesting border so uplifting

6 Sep, 2015

 

Given another year, with a better summer than we've had this year and that's all going to look fantastic. It's doing so well, despite the dismal summer. :))

7 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks all. Yes...next year it will be much better still. I reckon it will take five before it really starts to mature, as there are quite a few young trees in there.

7 Sep, 2015

 

Is that a Rudbeckia or Helenium Karen?

7 Sep, 2015

 

Its Rud. 'prairie sun' Linda. Grown from seed this year. I managed to raise four. Really hope they make it through the winter, as they could be magnificent next year. My favourite Rudbeckia. The garden centres were full of it about five years ago. Now you cant get it anywhere.

7 Sep, 2015

 

Looking so good considering your awful summer.......I love golden borders.....

7 Sep, 2015

 

Sunshine border, sooooper.

7 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you both!

7 Sep, 2015

 

Really lovely display of plants working well together .

7 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you Kidsgran, that's kind of you to say. There might yet have to be more moving ...just to give things room to grow.

8 Sep, 2015

 

You are so right Karen, its glowing in the sunlight, I love it...

8 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks LL! :)

8 Sep, 2015

 

Karen, thought of you today ..... I guess you don't want but I could send you a root of golden hop to scramble or to climb a support. Love mine and at the moment covered in hops.

8 Sep, 2015

 

That's lovely of you Dawn. I love Golden Hop. But sady I don't have any verticle surfaces to support one.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Shame, no worries. Another plant I noticed in the garden today that's really golden, compact and bright at the moment and in flower ..... Golden feverfew. ☺

8 Sep, 2015

 

That's ever so pretty Dawn...thanks for that suggestion, I might get some next year. :)

8 Sep, 2015

 

We like to see bare soil vanish, don't we ;-)

8 Sep, 2015

 

Yes, because it never stays bare does it...weeds come!

8 Sep, 2015

 

Exactly! Once the beds are filled, the weeds struggle, yay!

8 Sep, 2015

 

I've looked in to bark chippings in bulk....so expensive!

8 Sep, 2015

 

I know Karen, I cant warrant it, especially as it disappears with time.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Lovely border - can't believe you only planted a year ago.

8 Sep, 2015

 

What a glorious sight! Hard to believe it's only a year on from planting, it's a real credit to you.
Are you sure you really did have rotten weather this year!

9 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you Annelise. I know, it has done really well. I have the benefit of an open, south facing aspect.

GF, thank you too. It has really been awful because on the days when it has been sunny we've had a terrible biting northerly wind. However, this hasn't troubled the plants too much and they have benefited from all the rain as well. :)

9 Sep, 2015

 

A really splendid achievement Karen and it looks glorious.

9 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you Chris :))

10 Sep, 2015

 

I missed this blog Karen ... I can only echo the comments from others before me! You have worked so hard to create such a lovely garden. Btw, did the Ligustrum I sent you thrive? I know you said it was struggling! :o(

12 Sep, 2015

 

I can't say it's thriving Shirley, but its ok and hopefully it will pick up. It lost a lot of its leaves initially, but that has stopped now.

12 Sep, 2015

 

That sounds quite positive Karen :o)

12 Sep, 2015

 

Yes, I think it will be ok next year Shirley. :)

12 Sep, 2015

 

It's difficult to do these sunny borders. You have totally succeeded. Mine are apt to be burned too much. Yours is perfect. and the edging of course, so Karen, perfect to the last detail!

19 Sep, 2015

 

Wow! what a lovely compliment. Funnily enough I just removed a Hosta that was very scorched! But I am getting there, and we benefit from the shade created by the hedge on the south side of the border. Thanks Posy! x

20 Sep, 2015

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