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New back garden . . .

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Many of you kind people on this site have been showing an interest in our brand new garden, and even asked me to keep on showing photos . . . thanks for that!

So here are the latest pics; our landscapers left today because they have to start their next job on Monday. However – because of the delays – they will be back in a week or so to lay membrane and pebbles across the back (under the variegated Leylandii and two apple trees) and “point” the slabs. We cannot walk on the grass for a week or three, so it’s going to be tricky improving the claggy soil – however, we have a garden!

The small tree is Cornus ’Eddie’s White Wonder’, but because it’s not a very good photo, this tree obscures the wonderful mature Amelanchier in the bed behind!

If you peer, you might JUST be able to make out the Amelanchier, or at least its multi-stems.

Now in the front garden, my very first flowers: Anemone Blanda . . . white . . .

. . . and Anemone Blanda, blue. Obviously I’m trying to compete with Dawn here – just need another 990 plants, lol.

Dwarf cherry, Prunus kojo-no-mai


That is the end of a very short blog – have a great gardening weekend everyone :)

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It looks fantastic, great design and a great job! Love it, so exciting, finished just in time for spring. The Cornus is going to be so lovely and you'll have anemone blanda popping up all over the place in no time!

7 Apr, 2018

 

Looks lovely.

7 Apr, 2018

 

Oh, now that looks absolutely terrific Sheila! What a great design you came up with. It really makes the space look bigger and makes the best of it. You'll really enjoy this summer!

7 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks very much Dawn, Marjorie and Karen. Not my own design Karen, but the imaginative idea of a local professional - I got lucky! Yes, the garden does look bigger . . . now just have to fill up those borders :)

7 Apr, 2018

 

My word doesn't it look grand! You will be charging people to come in and look! Love the anemones.

7 Apr, 2018

 

Oh Wow Sheila! Well it's fabulous...well done boys.. All ready for you to enjoy this summer. You must be so pleased with the design. Amelanchiers are one of my favourite small trees, I gave mine to Mum when we moved to Spain, and it's still a joy every spring in her garden...

7 Apr, 2018

 

It has been beautifully done and I love it. It is such a lovely design.

7 Apr, 2018

 

That's great. The first photo....less is more, such a super design, clean lines.

7 Apr, 2018

 

Hi Sheila... you garden looks fab...
you'll have fun with all the planting !

8 Apr, 2018

 

I absolutely love this new garden Sheila. So much fun in planning what to plant.

8 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you so much Sue (Stera, ha ha), Janey, Chris, Siris, and Terra for your lovely comments. Thank you Eileen, and for the plants you sent me :)

The area to fill is quite daunting, so any suggestions for fast-growing plants would be much appreciated!

8 Apr, 2018

 

You must be so pleased with design Sheila ... I know I would be! Enjoy planning and planting before too long ... :o)

8 Apr, 2018

 

I've added this blog to GoYpedia Design Ideas.

8 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you Shirley :)

Many thanks Terra!

8 Apr, 2018

 

why not use annuals in between your young perennial plants. white cosmos and blue nigella 'love in a mist are 2 of my favs for many years now.
many of the campanula are good spreaders, C punctate, C glomerata and C parscifolia all do well in my garden. I Also like the many Centaura , there are the blues mauves and white ones so a good colour palette and a nice different green leaf.

8 Apr, 2018

 

Good idea Eileen. I do like Campanula and I’ve actually got 5 cornflower seedlings coming on. Thanks!

8 Apr, 2018

 

Looks stunning! Love the design, you must be so pleased with it.

9 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you Jen - yes, I love it. Going a bit mad, I've just ordered two more trees!

9 Apr, 2018

 

The garden is looking Grand Sheila! Much nicer than I ever imagined, and faster. Enjoy!

9 Apr, 2018

 

Lol. The joy of starting anew. So what have you ordered?

9 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks so much, Paul!

Well Jen, Acer palmatum Seiryu and Robinia pseudoacacia Hillier; Sam is looking for a Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy for me, and has already bought Acer Osakazuki . . . I never thought I would have six trees :)

9 Apr, 2018

 

Had to look them all up lol. They are lovely full of interest trees. Love the colours of them. Shame you don't live nearer north Kent. There is a garden nursery called Coolings near at village "Pratts Bottom" (lol). Just looked up the one you are looking for and they have got it. Cooling is a great place. "Which gardening" keep voting it best garden nursery of the South East. My last house had a large, South facing front garden. Real sun trap with a walled long front boarder. Very hot and dry. Nothing survived. When we went there, went to information desk, told them our problem, they printed off suggestions then called a member of staff to take us around and help choose the plants. We ended up getting a Indian Bean tree to plant in the middle of the lawn to give us some shade plus lots of other plants. ?

10 Apr, 2018

 

Looks wonderful nice design.

10 Apr, 2018

 

Lovely story Jen! The nursery you mention does sound excellent, but I'm very lucky here - within reach of about eight garden centres/nurseries. A friend has an Indian Bean tree (I think it's also called Catalpa) and I've managed to grow a couple from seed . . . future bonsai probably :)

Thank you Thrupennybit!

10 Apr, 2018

 

10 Apr, 2018

 

Wow! I love all those curves.

11 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks gran - me too:)

11 Apr, 2018

 

Looking good now but once your new trees and other plants are in its going to be a stunning garden for you to enjoy.

11 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you very much Phyl . . . I am going to need a lot of plants (and my OH says it's a good thing I rarely buy new dresses and shoes!).

11 Apr, 2018

 

Hi Sheila - are you looking for something weird,wild & wonderful? Check out 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick'. It's got crazy corkscrew branches. It's also called Contorted Filbert or Corkscrew Hazel.

11 Apr, 2018

 

Hi Paul - thank you, yes, it's a great tree isn't it. We actually had one in our last garden, but I'd forgotten all about it :)

12 Apr, 2018

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