Monday, 24 March 2014

24th March

Tom Thumb
A fairly recent addition (12 Months) to the front garden, replacing the now defunct Ceanothus. 
It is a very attractive dark wine coloured evergreen with rounded habit, the new grow shows as pale green making it very attractive. I believe it is slow growing, which suits me fine these days, especially where it is situated. I try to create interest with the evergreens by planting different colours / shades, so the wine colour is added interest. So far it has proved to be slow growing and trouble free which is a bonus. I am considering putting one in  the back garden as another shrub has come to the end, more dead wood than good, so its gone to the green bin.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wednesday 12th March

Well after all this time I have actually found the name of the Hellibore that is such a great plant, almost a small shrub- Hellibore Argutifolius.  Doesn't  look good  in this shot, but with its evergreen foliage its a winner.
The new Hellibore doesn't look as if it will be shrub like, but the flowers are lovely, the only fault they hang their heads downwards, its by the Bramley apple so in partial   shade which it appears to like.
I have planted some of the Dianthus seedlings close by to give a continuity of flowers, I hope.
With the last couple of weeks lovely weather spring really has sprung, its a pleasure to go into the garden, especially now that Scott has trimmed all the  common Fuchsia and shrubs for me.

The Compost is next to go on now everywhere is weeded.
Welcome Spring, I hope.