The City Garden is starting to look very abundant, even messy in places, leading me to think about changes that will be needed in the autumn and spring, but in the meantime I am pleased with several ideas, and particularly these ‘Six on Saturday’!
I love visiting the Crossrail Roof Garden in Canary Wharf and here I can only give you a hint of this beautiful garden in an exciting setting – do spend some time in this exciting garden during the Open Garden Squares Weekend on 18 and 19 June which is part of the Bloom & Grow Festival at Canary Wharf.
And then it is time to leave.
Foster & Partners
I saw the wonderful springtime show in The Frustrated Gardener’s coastal garden and felt inspired by the stunning display of colour and the lush growth. I would like something like that, I thought, and went outside to inspect ‘The Fernery’ whereupon inspiration turned to despair. How on earth am I going to turn this ghastly mess of assorted ugly pots into a calm haven? I daren’t show you the rest of the area!
A few days of hard work and ‘The Fernery’ is tidy, and bare, a display of ugly pots. However, I have planted deep blue trailing lobelia, red trailing geraniums, and lime-green ‘creeping Jenny’ at the sides of the pots and so I am hoping for a cloud of colour. And in the pots there are grasses (Hakonechloa and Molinia Caerulea), red geraniums, Hebe (why not?), cistus cuttings from last year, and herbs.
And the ferns? They are hiding in the depths of more seemingly empty pots! Please, please grow!
I loved these gardens and returned more than once to just wander and enjoy.
I wrote earlier about the Patio Bed and how the planting wasn’t quite right.
I have tidied the ‘fernery’ but now it needs replanting, and I think there should be more ferns and fewer pink geraniums, which I think are Geranium Macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’- perhaps I could find them a corner somewhere.
I want to create an atmosphere – relaxed, cool, slightly old, but with a dash of excitement.