Showing posts from December, 2016

Planting a British hedge

This is the ideal time to plant a hedge  The purpose of this hedge within our garden design is to: create a secure boundary between the pond and the rest of the garden (to safeguard little people) create a wind barrier  grow a natural bird nesting site  provide a source of pollen and food for wildlife   We have decided to plant a bare-root native wildlife hedge across the 8.5 meter width of the garden.   We are leaving a gap in the middle so that we can erect  a cast-iron full-length gate when the hedge eventually  establishes. We have researched this and will be following advice from the London Wildlife Trust  by planting a combination of native plants. We have prepared the planting area, removing all trace of couch grass and weeds, we have also uncovered yet more concrete :(  String has been placed across the area.  The hedge will be planted in a criss-cross diagonal pattern about 50cm wide with a bare-root plant positioned every 25cm along the length. 

Winter & Sculptures

Despite the change in seasons and the drop in temperature there is still plenty of beautiful colours to be seen outside. Our sculptures obtained from the RHS Malvern Autumn Show have been collected and placed around the pond, there are 3 of them in the set in different sizes - this is the largest.