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Border 10 weeks on.

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Just after Easter about 10 weeks ago I extended this border by about a metre and planted it up.

This is what it looked like when I had finished then.

This is it today.

Some of the plants have been in for about 10 yrs now.

This particular lily L. pardalinum giganteum for example.

The yellow end of the border, with A tinctorium AC Buxton, Lychnis ‘Vesuvius’, Alstromeria possibly ‘Orange King’.

Hemerocallis ‘Little Red Hen’

Here is Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Lychnis chalcedonica, and various other red/yellow/orange border.

I am just amazed how so much has developed and grown in such a short space of time.

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Wow what a difference and everything so lush..cant believe your last blog was begging for rain, you would never know it!

6 Jul, 2011

 

well we have had quite a bit and apart from when they were first planted I havent watered them.

6 Jul, 2011

 

Certainly doing well now

6 Jul, 2011

 

That looks wonderful and so established:)

6 Jul, 2011

 

Looks like it's always been that wide!

6 Jul, 2011

 

It is lovely...

6 Jul, 2011

 

It looks great and has filled out so quickly, lovely choice of planting.....

6 Jul, 2011

 

That is an inspiration.

6 Jul, 2011

 

lovely garden ................. enjoyed it very much ;0))

6 Jul, 2011

 

lovely border and photos, like that lily :^)

6 Jul, 2011

 

I think it is one of my favourite lilies too, though it doesnt have a perfume.

I decided to colour theme some of the borders as it made it easier for oh to buy me surprise presents of plants.

the plantings are doing well though no surprise plants from oh.

7 Jul, 2011

 

You'll have to drop heavier hints, Sbg. lol.

Seriously, it's amazing how quickly the border has become 'established'. I love your choice of colours.

Funnily enough, I've just planted 'Terracotta' in my hot border - does it fade like some other Achilleas do?

8 Jul, 2011

 

not too badly. Did I give you some wessersandstein? its a good deep pink that doesnt fade too badly?

8 Jul, 2011

 

The border looks so lush and full now. What lovely plants you have.

9 Jul, 2011

 

thank you Homebird.

9 Jul, 2011

 

Very nice, i hope i can achieve such lovely flowers in time!

I especially like the L. pardalinum giganteum, it looks very much like the gloriosa rothschildiana, which i happen to be trying to grow in the greenhouse this year.

10 Jul, 2011

 

Yes, Sbg - the Achillea is still in a pot, but it has a bud. I'm waiting to see the colour before I plant it out. :-)

Would you like a pot of Crocosmia 'George Davison' for your yellow end? It's a pretty one, and very well-behaved.

10 Jul, 2011

 

ooh yes please I lost mine in the winter.

11 Jul, 2011

 

OK. :-)

11 Jul, 2011

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