Well, it’s certainly a soggy end to the week today…the mowers have been put away and we are catching up on our cuttings of our salvias and pricking out scores of seedlings under cover!
Busy week….there are not enough hours in the day at the moment to keep on top of the weeds springing up with the recent rain, planting out of our new plants and mowing! We have been working on a problem area below the fuchsia beds…horsetail strikes fear into the hearts of all gardeners, and we have tried in vain to combat it – so we are smothering it!
This area of the sandstone rock garden had become a bit of a wilderness due to this pernicious weed so we have put down a porous membrane and some of our top soil to plant into. We have sown a mixture of hardy annuals, including poppies of all colours, foxgloves and Achillea to highlight the great rock in this area! Here is Andrew looking busy!
The Camassias are looking stunning on the roundel on the main borders. We saved them from the grass border which was on the footprint of our amazing new Alpine House…waste not want not! They are an easy early summer bulb, starting the floral display off just before the magnificent Alliums take us through to the main event!
The mini meadow is also looking very colourful…buttercups aplenty! Our garden volunteers helped us plant out all the plug plants in this meadow…they couldn’t quite believe it when we asked them to plant buttercups!!!! Looks great though don’t you think?
Off to sort out what we are going to be planting out next week…never a dull moment here! Happy gardening!
Team Leader – Gardens West