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The lost tropical garden at Corseside...


By sandra


Over the last few years, we have toyed with the idea of making a tropical bed in our tunnel. This spring we took the plunge and gathered the plants we have been growing and planted them in a raised bed at the east end of the tunnel.

In went a recently bought red ensete. Cala lily and lobelia that we have had a while, a couple of bananas that were split from one we were given, a green ensete from a dear friend, and a bird of paradise that has never been happy living here! The space we chose is shaded in the late afternoon of summer by our runner beans so hopefully they will be happy there.

They all started growing so fast it was amazing…

Spot the sunflower seedlings!

But if you look carefully…SOMEONE!…my oh Julian thought it would be a good idea to pop some of his giant sunflower seeds in, to fill the gaps till the bed fills out…

As it happens I think they are doing fine and the sunflowers will soon flower…hopefully for our sons wedding…and then we will be able to get them out and see how things are doing in there..

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It looks fab!!

17 Jul, 2016


It certainly does...

17 Jul, 2016


I think so as well.

22 Jul, 2016


Thank you...can't wait to cut the sunflowers and see it all

22 Jul, 2016


Brilliant Sandra....Very lush and tropical!

22 Jul, 2016


Missed this - should be amazing!

6 Sep, 2016


The sunflowers have finished now Stera. The ensete is HUGE!

7 Sep, 2016

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