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Summer planting


Hi Everyone,
Well, the summer always inspires me to get on with those jobs I have been leaving, one of which was to get a chap in to remove the dead Ceanothis from the small bed by the shed. Having removed it, it left brambles and another tall shrub, which I removed myself, then got someone else in to dig out the roots of both, which were quite extensive. Then the ground was turned over and fresh compost introduced. So now I have a nice planting-ready 1m square bed – great fun, choosing what to put in it. Have decided on a Pieris, which I have planted. And standing by, 12 Cosmos in the middle, with Stipa Gigantia at the back, then some Yarrow “Moonshine” with Verbena Bonariensis; and three
ornamental blue grasses, then at the very bottom, on the edge where it will be dry, 4 pink Sedums. No doubt I am crowding them a bit, but I shall see what the effect is when its done.
I have managed to get all my 10 pots in the front planted up, – pics to show you what I mean.

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Sounds an interesting selection with some nice contrasts.
The yarrow and verbena should go well together, what a good idea. And when the Pieris grows and it does get crowded most of the other things should be amenable to moving anyway.

15 Jul, 2018


Sounds good and as Stera says you can always move things in a year or two if they get over-crowded.
I too have pots of plants that are hiding in the shade waiting to go into the garden. Hopefully this heat will abate.

16 Jul, 2018

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