My window boxes are on and now planted up! I did change a couple of plants (bush fuchsia's ) and this was only because I want the windows open in the hot weather and they'd get damaged as they are fairly rigid, so I opted for all softer stemmed plants and trailing plants.
The warm weather has made them all grow and most are now either in bloom or will be. Only the roses won't bloom this year.
I like to pop out there daily and see the changes...
It's settling down now. ;o)
I'm thrilled with it. We did try and get the fabric for the curtains and blinds, but they didn't have what I wanted, so tomorrow we will go to another shop.
The Angel's Choir Poppies, they need to be 3 times this sized and fully acclimatised before they can be planted outside.
We've planted up the spare fuchsia's in other receptacles! lol
I just need to do my half barrel which will be filled with water and have water plants and small log for the water loving things to climb out. :o) The lawn can't be laid until the soil is settled down, that bench still tends to sink abit when more than one person sits on it'! lol The soil needs more stomping on! lol
The garden down the side of my cabin has been planted up too. It has a loganberry and a tayberry plus 2 climbing roses, wild strawberries and sweet peas in an old wash tub that was left here in the garden when we moved in.
This is what we call the pottery. Terracotta pots have been placed in the branches of a chopped down self sown tree (it's not dead as we thought it might be) and so it has nicely softened the look. Terracotta pots are also half buried in the soil too. The soil here is extremely dry due to the Spanish bay tree, the soil is chock-a-block with roots too, so anything that is planted here needs to be small going in and like it dry and fairly shaded.This is our small water feature (the tree) where water runs down and flows back. My Dad hasn't completed the electrics for it yet. It will be fully planted up with more ferns and hosta's, it will emulate woodland.
It's all rather stark and contrived looking at the moment, in time it will soften.
We have a small (bought) bare rooted cherry tree (Stella variety) to the far right.
The two new purple leafed trees don't grow anymore than 18 feet high.
The two smaller window boxes made from the left overs from mine. My Mum would have preferred the front wood panels to match each other...if you look closely you can see what I mean. Once the trailing plants grow they will cover the fronts and the differences won't show. :o)
The fence trellis has been added to support my evergreen honeysuckle, I will have a 'living fence' of green all year. :o) I have some sweet peas (out of view) growing there too...till the honeysuckle gets going.
There are two buddliea's here, a hardy fuchsia and two non hardy ones. The viburnum was already there.
These two confers are going to be planted into the two black pots in the front garden. They are very slow growing and won't outgrow the pots for many years.
The red and yellow bed is settling in and will in years to come stand out against the green confers already in situ. The red (tree version) forest pansy is just breaking out into leaf. They are always one of the last things to do so, many people think they are dead, they are not...just slow to break from winter dormancy.
To the right, you can just about see my blue spruce tree!
I can't wait for it to grow more! lol
We are going to try and pull that bottom branch out...it's been shoved up against something whilst at the nursery (we only had a choice of two to chose from and this was the better one of the two).
There are 3 wild ducks that live down our road, they live on the river at the bottom of it. One of them has had 9 babies! Here they are in their make shift pond-let in our garden! lol They have a lot of fun in that! lol
Quack, quack Mrs Duck! :o)
I hope you don’t mind my ramblings and madness! :o))