The steps into the ‘fernery’ and out of the dining room into the garden are starting to take shape!
We are starting on steps – into the ‘fernery’ and up from the dining room into the garden. The borders are now in place, and the patio outlines decided.
The weekend weather was mild and so I tackled the garden. The side fence and wall were cleared of clematis and ivy, and rampant rose branches were cut out. A local man is going to build a store for the wood, using pallets left from a neighbouring building. The Japanese Anenomes, starting to scatter seed everywhere, were…
We have a small bed on the side of the patio and the planting needs to be ‘interesting’. Bergenia ‘Abendglut’ leaves are burnt Sienna in winter, followed by deep purple flowers in March and April, and then the leaves turn green in the summer. Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ flowers in May & June; Liriope Muscari’s lavender flowers appear…
The back wall was cleared of ivy today, and after two weeks we now have a new fence, a brick wall, and a flint wall.
The new fence is finished, two small beds are added, we have decided how the paving should be laid for the patio, and we have moved the Viburnum Plicatum, the only remaining shrub, and hope for the best.
The fence is progressing well and should be completed tomorrow. I am also thinking about making a small change to the beds, returning to the original design in fact! This should please the designer!
The Camellias and Hellebores are starting in Greenwich Park!
The new fence is starting to go up, but there are some tricky problems to solve along the way. The back wall is now clear and looks suitably old, apart from the reinforcement in the middle which will need attention.
The flint wall along one side of the garden is beautiful and I don’t want to cover it up. If money was unlimited I might consider raising the height of the wall for privacy with pleached trees. Or I could have a mass planting along the bottom of the wall.