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This is how the back garden looked after I first reduced the grass size a couple of years ago, in order to have more border for my Iris seedlings.

I had already made a small alpine rock garden.

The border in front of the Sarracenia pond could not have tall plants growing in it, or washing on the rotary line would swipe them on a windy day, so I decided to created a larger alpine pavement.

The grass around the stepping stones required a lot of edging so relocating some of them seemed a good idea.

I used the removed grass to fill in the holes, and the rest stacked up for seedling soil.

Marking out the new lawn took a while to get it symmetric, then a good scarify.

The alpine pavement has been planted with Delospermum, Sempervivums and Rhodohypoxis cuttings from the front garden.

I bought a Crepsis incana, for this sunny area and some others for the shady place on the opposite side of the garden.

This is the view from the entry to the back garden now.

And this the view from the conservatory door, looking towards Siris’ evening seat.

Some of the seedling Irises from 2017 pods still in their pots have been sunk into the newly extended back border, to be planted out sometime.
As this is the last of the grass, there can be no more border extensions!
No more new plants, except one or two alpines to finish the pavement. Oh, and the Iris crosses that I’ve just pollinating.

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All looking lovely, sure you will find some room!!l :-))

10 Jun, 2018

 

I think you need an allotment Sue. Or...you could take over a neighbour’s plot if they are struggling. If it werent for your laundry requirements, I feel that lawn would be gone! You’ve done a good job there. It looks very neat and good lawn too.

10 Jun, 2018

 

Your garden is lovely Siris and I love that Alpine rockery .

10 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you Daylily.
Karen, OH wants some lawn, to sit upon. He doesn't often cut the lawn, I don't let him cause he scalps it. i like to hang out washing in the summer, it smells fresher and also the condenser tumbler just wastes precious water.
3pb, the rock garden is a work in progress.

10 Jun, 2018

 

I know what you mean about scalping the lawn. I don't let anyone else touch mine. Love your Irises.

10 Jun, 2018

 

So pretty.

10 Jun, 2018

 

I shall await the finish then it will be great as it looks wonderful now.

10 Jun, 2018

 

You've done a lot with a little.

11 Jun, 2018

 

That looks lovely Siris, I do like your Alpine pavement, I have to be careful where I put mine because the dogs walk on them, the oys of gardening and sharing with my fourlegged helpers...

11 Jun, 2018

 

You have certainly done a good job there Siris...very difficult with a smaller space, and it looks good...
We will be taking away plants at the end of this year, and you are adding them.....more plans in the pipe line!

20 Jun, 2018

 

I need to move some big thing this Autumn. My Crinodendron, I ve just seen one twice as large as yours and mine is too close to the garage. I'll swap its place with the black Bamboo.

20 Jun, 2018

 

Sounds like a plan....

20 Jun, 2018

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