Wow nearly a month has gone by since my last post and things are on the move again. I’ve started to take out lots of overgrown shrubs giving me lots more room for more perennials and bulbs. Gone are the Garria, a Philladelphia and a Forsythia. Can’t believe I’ve left these shrubs in for so long. Among these was a fushia that had also outgrown it’s spot, this was originally Fushia Sharpitor, but it had reverted to a plain green leaf, luckily I had taken cuttings a few years ago and now have a lovely healthy variegated leaf plant.
All this space is getting me ready for our foray into North Wales soon where we will be visiting Crug Farm Plants and possibly coming home with more goodies.
Some interesting plants flowering at the moment are,
Roscoea Brown Peacock, great looking dark stems setting off huge purple and white flowers.
Another Roscoea possibly Auriculata. This is good reliable plant with lots of paler purple flowers with a white hood.
Cautleya Crug Canary looking at it’s best now with lots of flowering stems, plus I have grown a lot from seed from this plant two years ago and they are now reaching flowering size. I love the dark red stems, they have been looking good with the Crocosmia Lucifer and other hot colours in this bed.
Eucomis Freckles, this is a stunning short eucomis, I thought would be hard to place. Here it is looking good with the thin strappy leaves and soft orange / red flowers of Anomatheca laxa. Sadly the A’Laxa refused to want it’s picture taking.
And now my Surprise Invitation.
A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the National Gardens Scheme asking us if we would like to open our garden with them. I was quite daunted by this at first as I was worried my health might be a hindrance, but with encouragement from friends and family we have agreed. So last Monday I had a visit from two lovely ladies who had quite an in depth walk/talk around the garden, pointing out a couple of issues that were of my concern and assuring me that all is well. So along with two more gardens in the area we have been accepted to open sometime next year. This evening I will be meeting with the other two gardeners to discuss what sort of time of year we will be opening. It’s all very exciting if a little scary, I know we open most years for our local trail, but this is BIG and I don’t want to let people down. So I think we will have to have a day off tomorrow and celebrate quietly with a meal and a drink…. till next time …