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A year in a new garden


I’ve put in so many plants in the year we’ve been here and already the garden looks like it’s loved. Which it is, of course. I currently have a lovely clump of Hesperus Matronalis flowering and giving off its lovely scent; the wallflowers are still blooming, and the Geums are just beginning to flower. The pachycarpus is still a pretty lime green and is in flower beside the purple Senetti which, though still in bloom, is starting to look a little droopy. Hopefully it won’t be long before the Alliums, now big with buds, are in flower.
Many years ago a friend gave me a little clump of pink Oxalis, a piece of which has travelled to every garden we’ve had. It flowers constantly all through the summer and will take all kinds of neglect. A very good doer.

My Camassias (brought with me) are very late this year but they take a little while to get established. I first saw these growing wild on the roadsides of Madeira and I fell in love at first sight. My only disappointment is that though they look as if they are scented they aren’t. They are still beautiful.

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Your garden sound a interesting :) Nice to know you take plants with you when you move. I did the same ...

26 May, 2015


I'm working backwards here trying to play catchup, better late than not at all..
Welcome to Goy Arbuthnot, looking forward to seeing more of your garden.....

7 Jun, 2015


When I said I have a pachycarpus I meant I have a physocarpus. Not much difference is there!
Have just bought a new one with lovely red leaves and pink flowers.

8 Jun, 2015

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