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Piece by piece I'm taming an overgrown garden on a hillside with fine views from the top. The last bit will probably be cleared in about 2015 approximately, so it's a very long-term project.

The "pink garden" was followed by "the volcano" where all the fiery coloured flowers were banished to blaze away together. It looks pretty good but the brushwood fencing caldera walls are threatening to blow away.

Next project was to build a Cornish hedge to stop people wandering into the garden, looking for a way to the village. Now I'm making a virtual stream as the idea for making a solar-powered stream wasn't feasible.
I just need enough low growing, long lasting, blue flowered plants to flow down the hillside. Cerastium tomentosum is making a good "waterfall".

It might work... :-)

Latest photos

  • Echinops (Echinops bannaticus 'taplow blue')
  • Sedum selskianum 1 (Sedum selskianum)
  • Cistus purpureum (Cistus purpureum)
  • Verbascum Flush of White 3 (Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White')

Latest blogs

Welcome home - from the moles!

Posted on 15 Oct, 2011 15 comments

Worst case scenario

Posted on 18 Jun, 2011 5 comments

The Garden Party at Clarence House

Posted on 22 Sep, 2010 31 comments

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Joined in May 2010

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cornwall