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The first project of the year was to alter the border edge in the drive.If you remember the blackbirds were having a ball chucking the bark onto the tarmac…we pushed the bark back and laid a wide area of slate.

Planted Lavender Hidcote at intervals along the border.They have all taken well and put on growth.

Yesterday,I decided to extend the Lavender around the corner…lucky to find fairly mature Hidcotes.The first photos shows the new planting.I moved the Trifolium Rubens to the back of the Lavenders It had grown far too large.

The large terracota pot in which was planted a Leucothoe and the smaller pot(Blue Festucca grass) were moved to the new area by the front steps(still in progress)

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looking good Meadowland. I love slate as a top dressing.

22 Aug, 2020

 

The scent will be wonderful when you walk along the drive next season.

22 Aug, 2020

 

It looks very tidy, and slate is too heavy for those pesky blackbirds! I have a battle with them in my gravel garden all the time!

22 Aug, 2020

 

It all looks so tidy. I really like Hidcote Lavender. It is a great blue.

22 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you ladies...Hidcote does seem to stay more compact than other Lavender types.Used a generous amount of Horticultural grit for their drainage.
Look forward to their fragrance as you said Ang.

23 Aug, 2020

 

Looking lovely, so neat & tidy as well as colourful.

23 Aug, 2020

 

Lovely finish, Julia. Looks really effective with the slate. I do love lavender, Hidcote is a lovely variety. As said earlier, the scent will be just wonderful and you stroll past. Yep, those blackies, they can toss bark chip several feet away! 😆

23 Aug, 2020

 

The Lavender goes so well with the colour of the slate....looking immaculate as usual......I am growing the wrong kind of plants....I grow scruffy...not tidy!

24 Aug, 2020

 

Many thanks Feverfew,Kate and DD.

24 Aug, 2020

 

I know I have said it before Julia , but your garden always looks good. So neat and tidy, not like mine ! Hahaa!

28 Aug, 2020

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