Thursday 21 May 2015
Five On Friday
I have spent the week watching Chelsea Flower Show getting lots of ideas and inspiration, our edible garden is all up and running now so at last I can concentrate on pretty garden now.
I love plants with strong architectural shapes, I love exotic looking plants with big leaves, I also like formal gardens and blousey flowing cottage gardens, so I plan to intermingle all of that together,
I brought plants with me and now they are all getting planted.
For my five on Friday this week I want to share some of the plants that helping me shape the garden.
1- This is my cup of tea corner
Sedums and Thyme
House leeks and Agave that I have grown from a baby brought back from Gozo
more House Leeks planted into a rotten log
I love trees of all shapes and sizes Pam spotted this one that has been with me for some years
I think it an Abies Fir but I could be wrong
Acer's I love the shape of the leaves and the colours, this tree I have had for 24 years now.
3 More Unusual
A new carnivorous plant to add to my collection
Another new one a tiny carnivorous pitcher with stunning markings.
4- Container Plantings
I do like containers and every year I say I am cutting back, I have hanging baskets to put up and containers of all shapes and sizes to add splashes of colour.
My borders are looking sparse at the moment they are work in progress, I have planted 100 Lily bulbs,
These Lily's I brought with me I have added to the collection
This Peony has come too although will not flower this year
I dug up 50 Aliums to bring they are just starting to bloom
The Herb border is coming on great and was all brought with me.