I have a small space at the side of the house which is protected and where one can sit on warm mornings and evenings. I have planted tubs with ferns but would like to plants some small shrubs for height and yet more colour. I have had all of the following before, but they had outgrown the tubs and I need to start again.
Cistus x Argenteus ‘Silver Pink’
As the area is mainly about ferns I wondered if a Fatsia Japonica would be a good idea for a large tub.
I would love to grow a Ceanothus, but I believe this would not thrive in a tub/container. Instead I could try Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ which can be pruned and flowers on new wood.
The garden in Suffolk is in the middle of a village and so it needed to be appropriate for the village. I started with nothing in 2011 and this year the hedge along the pavement is finally filled in – good progress in four and a bit growing seasons.
The garden in Suffolk is growing fast, despite the generally chilly and windy weather. Yesterday evening I wondered if the small camera, Canon SX240HS, would cope with the twilight – for all its limitations it really does produce amazing closeup results with a 4.5-90mm lens.
I am changing my blogs! As time has passed my focus has narrowed and I think the blogs would be more interesting if they were focussed. So one will be about gardens, gardening, and plants (Enthusiastic Gardener); my main site will continue to explore London and abroad (currently Londondiaryblog but a new name to be decided); I will be baking and creating at Cakes; the camera and photography will develop at Pixeltalk; and Walks in Suffolk will grow at a leisurely pace.