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New garden update 2

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Since the last update, the main planting area is now “finished”……………….

This last area was really heavy going due to the root system of the Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum). Planting has now started and will include a lot of tender plants sunk into the ground in their pots.

I’ve now started on the west border under the Swamp Cypress and ornamental Cherry. The area done so far was riddled with Woodruff, Ivy and Perriwinkle.

The northern end of this border has the added menace of Japanese Anenomes to deal with.

I found the remnants of some Lilies in a plastic pot that had been placed in an oak barrel planter. Unfortunately there were no drainage holes in the barrel and the pot was more like a bog, so what was probably a large number of Lilies has been reduced to a handful of small bulbs.

I’ve now drilled drainage holes in it and planted it up with shade loving Tricyrtis and Hosta…………

Finally, the coldframe has been reclaimed from under the weeds!

I really do need some dry weather now so that I can tackle the Japanese Anenomes, as I want to sieve the soil to make sure that I get them first time!

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Oh gosh, I am so glad there was nothing in my garden when I started! That sounds like a heck of a lot of work. Still, you are making excellent progress. I admire your fastidious attention to your tender plants, planting them and unplanting them every year....I cannot imagine doing that!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Interesting blog of your garden.

8 Jun, 2012

 

Lots of hard graft been going on there Meanie..I hope you get some good weather as your plants are always a treat. I would come and help as I find sieving and riddling an area oddly satisfying.. ;)

8 Jun, 2012

 

Well done Meanie - it is a hard job. Been there as well:) But in my case it was basicaly getting rid of weeds.

8 Jun, 2012

 

Great blog Meanie...good idea planting in their pots, easy to lift and store......Your garden is really taking shape now...:>)

8 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks all!

You're welcome any time P/nel!!!

I'll be doing the weeding for a fair while yet Kasy..........

A lot of serious Brugmansia growers sink their plants for the summer, so I thought "why not".... It also helps to keep the roots moist if the weather is dry.

8 Jun, 2012

 

Oh yes, I'm sure it is good practice....just a lot of effort in the autumn! Anyway, good on you!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Well done you - perseverance is certainly your middle name :)) Hope the weather changes to your liking soon :)

8 Jun, 2012

 

Shouldn't take much more than an afternoon I reckon Karen.

Thank you Scottish - I just need normal weather!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Its been a lot of work Meanie but you have done really well and I bet you are enjoying it as well, job well done I say, we all need normal weather whatever that means this year...
Its been really good watching your progress with your new garden...

8 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Lincslass! Just got to the point where all the dormant seeds that have been disturbed are germinating.

8 Jun, 2012

 

Yes I can well imagine but you`ll soon sort them, when taking over a new garden one gets a few surprises along the way as well so have to be careful not to lose a treasure, I think thats the fun part...

8 Jun, 2012

 

You really have had your work cut out .......great progress and great satisfaction too I'd bet well done you :)))

8 Jun, 2012

 

looking good Meanie, good progress and good luck with the jap anemone they can be quite persistent offenders....

8 Jun, 2012

 

You've reallly done well there, lots of hard work but well worth it. Great progress, I hope your pleased with yourself.

Karen, you lucky thing having a blank canvass I am green with envy.

9 Jun, 2012

 

great blog,looks really good well done :)))

9 Jun, 2012

 

Well done you, looks like a lot of hard work, but, like all things that require a lot of effort the rewards are immense.

9 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks guys!

It has been a lot of work, and there's still a lot to do, but it gets easier as my own stuff makes its mark.

11 Jun, 2012

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