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New(ish) borders filling out.

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By anget

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It’s been such a lovely morning in the garden. It’s been full of the hum of bees and the first day with any real numbers of butterflies. The scent of the buddleias has been overpowering.
A little wander round the borders:


The view from the kitchen this afternoon. The pics. are a little bleached because of the sunshine. Hebe, Molinia ‘Transparent’ and the last of ‘Lucifer’.


A walk under the arches to look at the border plants.


Helenium ‘Kanaria’ now as tall as me!
Along the borders round the grass (not good enough to be called a ‘lawn’ yet!


First time I’ve grown persicaria. Loving this one: ‘JS Caliente’, fuchsia ‘Thalia’ in chimney pot.


Out into the drive.


Out to the front garden to look at the mad lavendar. (Due to be replaced this Autumn)


The fabulously scented ‘Jacqueline du Pre’


And back via the side gate!

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Lovely tour,Ang...certainly looks a lawn to me..Persicaria once established will look very smart.You must have more plants than I have!...Looks really good.If you don't mind my saying, those Lavenders look completely mad!!! Ha ha.

30 Jul, 2020

 

wonderful lush garden Anget , first picture is a lovely view to start the blog pictures, nice healthy plants and well designed

30 Jul, 2020

 

M'land: the lavenders were not expected to get that big, but they were unnamed when we bought them (from a supermarket). They look scrappy but the scent is wonderful and they are covered with insects at the moment!

Fern; Thank you for your kind comments. I have to admit that I am loving the perennials that are at eye-level, or higher. Can't really say the garden is 'designed'. I wish I had more of a plan. There will be a lot of removals and moving about in the Autumn! But being on an eye-level with bees and butterflies is very special. And today, in the heat, they have been very evident.

30 Jul, 2020

 

I know what you mean, Ang,I've done that before myself. Have you decided what you are going to replace them with?

30 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely garden with a lovely variety of plants. Am envious of your arch, am hoping to include an arch in my garden at some stage.....

30 Jul, 2020

 

M'land: i shalleither look for more dwarf varieties, or just spread out the herbaceous bits we have.This side of the front garden is only about 3-4 ft deep. The other side is wide enough for a small lawn and border and already had a privet hedge planted there.

A'dam: go for it! We have 4 and they have made all the difference to the look of a space which isn't huge (40x60) - three over the path and one as an entry to the grass.

30 Jul, 2020

 

look at that amazing blue sky too. the garden is coming on beautifully. I also love plants at eye level but they then tend to need staking and I often forget to do it until they have flopped.

our lavender did that too and as it was next to a grass bit it used to get chopped with the lawn mower or it flopped and the grass suffered. OH took the decision and ripped them out one day when I was at work and he was off duty. he widened the border so I could plant with more things.

31 Jul, 2020

 

SBG: I have a lot of tall asters that are still not staked, must get on to it! The wind took down the tallest stem of my favourite rudbeckia laciniata, annoyingly,too.
I expect you forgave OH as he widened the border for you! Mine spent a lot of time complaining about plants getting "too big", but he's given that up here!

31 Jul, 2020

 

A lovely stroll around your garden ... you have some very nice plants :)

31 Jul, 2020

 

Enjoyed the tour, Ange. You can feel the summer popping out of your pics. Lots of colour and textures. I remember you posting the lavender before. But, hey ho..fab for the bees and other insects! Look like the lavender grosso don’t they? Love the aroma..

1 Aug, 2020

 

Been covered in bees all week, Kate.

1 Aug, 2020

 

You have a beautiful garden πŸ™‚

6 Aug, 2020

 

Glad you like it, Sheila. I really like the planning that has gone into yours, too. Great design.

7 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks Ange πŸ™‚

7 Aug, 2020

 

Lavender scented pillows comes to mind.....I can imagine the perfume......
The garden borders look good......love it....all of it.

10 Aug, 2020

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