Pottering around in the garden this weekend I have been taking stock, particularly in the largest of the two borders I am following this year. This bed gets far more sun than I had realised before. This just goes to show that I haven't been paying too much attention to this bed. My planting really does reflect this. There are at least 37 different plants in here, not counting spring bulbs and Hellebores she declares embarrassingly. While some plants have been deliberately placed others have I suppose you could say have just been plonked in here. Is it any wonder I am unhappy with it all? It's just all too mish mash. Herein lies my dilemma! Just what to get rid off?
|End of May 2016|
|Pulmonaria with Bergenia and Epimedium|
|Beneath the arch May 2016|
|From the back step May 2016|
I have taken this shot at a slightly different angle, you can catch my gist better from this spot. The candelabra Primula (P. japonica Miller's Crimson) are just coming into bloom as is Corydalis Heavenly Blue. The Enkianthus is sporadically producing blooms at the moment. I wonder if the late frost done more damage than I thought it had. I can't say I have noticed previously that late frosts hamper this shrub from blooming.
The Gillentia trifoliata never did reappear. On checking around in the soil there is no sign of it what so ever, not even a hint of a root ball. I have no idea just what I did wrong, it seemed like the perfect spot for it. I have already purchased replacements for it's spot. I am hoping they are less fussy. Trollius x cultorum New Moon is more compact than the other taller varieties I grow here. I hope they like their new home.
|Corydalis Heavenly Blue and Trollius x cultorum New Moon|
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