This will be the last weekly post on the spring walk, spring is over now and so I’ll choose another view of border to show you each week.
I’ll still show what’s happening here but probably not in a post of its own.
The tulips are all finished, I broke the last seed head off yesterday; I’m immensely pleased with the Spring walk so I’ve definitely decided to extend it next autumn to as far as the plum tree (which I might actually remove and plant something else I’d love an Amelanchia if I can find one). To achieve this I’ve straightened the path so that it is now straight from under the Mulberry as far as the plum. It means that the right hand side as seen from the middle of the terrace is almost double the length of the rhs but as it isn’t visible from the terrace anyway it doesn’t matter.
This year, after our very wet winter I am aware just how much the walnut trees have grown, they are now giving quite a lot of shade so that I may be able to add some different plants that wouldn’t have tolerated full sun; the bed has some irrigation (not where the tulips are planted so I’m planning on dividing the existing Heuchera; it’s also possible that the Hemerocallis that predominate won’t flower as well in shade and so I may need to re-think the area behind the tulips and other bulbs.
Next week I’ll cut all the flower stems of the tulips but I’ll leave the foliage hoping that the fast growing Euphorbia myrsinites will disguise the tulip foliage as it dies back and that other plants will take the eye away from them too.
Do you still have spring flowers in your garden?