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Front Garden after much needed heavy rain!

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Haven’t tried this before, so here goes. After a whole day of heavy rain (YES at last!) a stroll around my front garden to check everything was OK. We call this the strolling garden. It is an area about 50ft square with a grass path in the shape of an S meandering through it. I has only been planted up for 2 years (shrubs 3 years) so has a lot of growing and adding to it still to do. Just a few pictures of the parts I am pleased with.

Round past the Clematis arch there is a small pond with Penstemon at the back of it and Crocosmia Lucifer to the side

Just past this is Rodgersia and Sambucus Black Lace – I like the contrasting foliage to the other side is a young Acer Bloodgood underplanted with Heuchera Lime Marmalade

I have several Hemerocallis (Day Lillies) in this area as I find they clump up quickly and cover plenty of ground.

Penstemon Wedding Day

I have planted up several new Penstemons which are not yet flowering size but hopefully soon.

Okay the forecast says it is to be fine tomorrow so its hedge cutting before going out to work a back shift. Oh how I wish I could afford to retire. (maybe I could if I stopped buying plants)

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Hi Wendy ..
Your gardens are looking lovely and fresh after the rain :o)

14 Jul, 2014

 

Nice to see some of your garden Wendy - some beauties there, especially the white penstemon.

14 Jul, 2014

 

Hasn't it established well in such a short time. You have some lovely choice plants, shrubs and climbers there.

14 Jul, 2014

 

Hi Homebird - have to admit some of the plants were moved from other parts of the garden. The Box balls were previously in pots at the front door and the Clematis Viticelli 'Etoile Violette' had to be moved to make way for some decking at the patio doors

14 Jul, 2014

 

Lovely garden Wendy, the clematis in the first picture are amazing soooo many flowers :-)

14 Jul, 2014

 

Lovely garden Wendy, its looking very pretty. I love that Penstemon Wedding Bells, so pretty.

14 Jul, 2014

 

It's all looking wonderful Wendy. I take it you've been experiencing dry weather too. We have a few hours today but nothing major. Don't think I'm complaining, I live the hot sunny weather.
Your front garden looks super, a few nice combos too. What a nice name to give it, The Strolling Garden.
You don't happen to know the name of the first daylily do you?

14 Jul, 2014

 

Yes its Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso' can send you a bit of bare root in early spring if you would like.

14 Jul, 2014

 

I'm hoping it's the one I'm bringing on in a pot Wendy. drc sent me some a couple of years ago and it 'went missing'! I found some new growth in spring so isolated it from everything else to keep an eye on it. It's got buds, so I'll know soon enough.
If it turns out not to be I will happily accept your kind offer.

14 Jul, 2014

 

You've got some interesting plants.
I hope you get some nice weather tomorrow :)

14 Jul, 2014

 

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.

17 Jul, 2014

 

I'm soaked!

14 Aug, 2014

 

Like the colours of the Acer with the Heuchera, pic7. Nice contrast, nice garden.

26 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Siris. Sorry Bramhallbill hope you dried out OK

26 Aug, 2014

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