Well I was wrong again! At least half of the Spring Walk continues to give satisfaction. Continue reading
I thought that last Friday would be the last of the regular Friday posts about the spring walk; the tulips are just a lovely memory and the Anemone coronaria are only producing sporadic blooms now, not that I’m complaining they have been fantastic value! Continue reading
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.
Despite the rain, despite the hail the Spring walk is only slowly fading into summer.
I am so pleased with this planting although I certainly need to add other bulbs to extend the season, especially earlier in the year. I will add Iris reticulata, maybe I’ll try again with some small narcissus and I’ve already moved some of the winter flowering Iris unguicularis and species freesia to the border. For the end of the season I will add Dutch Iris, probably a mixed pack to keep the random effect going. Continue reading
A windy week has torn the petals from some of the tulips but other have withstood the wind and are continuing to lure me into the garden to enjoy more mixed colour than I’ve ever used before. Continue reading
A little late today and no time to write much.
Just some images for you to see what I am enjoying at the moment. I am so pleased with the how quickly the spring walk looks as I imagined that I am already planning to extend it this autumn and move and add some shrubs that I think will add to the effect.
The title says it all.
Now that the tulips are starting to flower the Spring Walk is beginning to look the way I imagined when I was planting the bulbs in late October.
I mentioned last autumn that I was extending and changing the planting in the back border to create a spring walk. I was also toying with the idea of adding a pleached hedge of Lime (Tilia) or Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). I’m still thinking about this as maybe a pleached hedge would block out a lot of the sky from my kitchen window (not so good); it would also obscure the view of the nearest house (good). Continue reading