Three weeks had passed since I was in Suffolk and after days of extreme heat I wondered what I would find. There is no watering system in the garden and the plants just have to do the best they can. To my relief the garden had come through – it was dry and clearly gasping…
Wow! What a change! It had been a fortnight since I was last in Suffolk and the roses were out – absolutely gorgeous!
I have a large laurel tree in one corner of the garden – it was meant to be a laurel bush, providing bay leaves for cooking, but I forgot to prune it… The 30-years tree was uncovered last year when the garden was restructured and it is the area in the tree’s shade which is giving…
OK, I have made decisions and the plants are in! This is roughly the plan – the number of plants is not exact, but their position is correct.
There were some wonderful grasses in flower: Carex Elata ‘Aurea’, Molinia, Stipa Calamagrostis, Pennisetum ‘Villosum’ (I think), and many others.
The perennials, as well as the grasses, are looking absolutely gorgeous in this wonderful garden.
The entrance gate makes the first statement about the property and gives a hint of what lies beyond. What should it say about you? Organised? Conventional? Imaginative?