Showing posts from February, 2017

Raised vegetable border

In addition to the garden we also manage an allotment for vegetables.   This year we aim to grow a salad crop in the garden so have bought some coach screws and some treated sleepers and built this 8x3 foot raised border. We've used a healthy mixture to gain all the nutrients we need by combining clay soil from the garden, compost, leaf mould and horse manure.

New flower border

We are creating a new pollinator-attracting Cottage Garden/Woodland border by mixing perennials with evergreen ferns and shrubs.   We have chosen a climbing white rose with 'Iceberg' to grow up the fence then we have planted Viburnum Tinus and Viburnum Brandy Wine along the back for shape and structure with a crimson coloured Budleja for height to the side and some yellow Lupins for contrast. Then we have planted drifts of Delphiniums and Digitalis in white and pink/purple, pink Achillea millefolium, purple Echinacea and lovely green Alchemilla mollis for the front.   Whilst it doesn't look like much at the moment we are looking forward to it developing - fingers crossed.