|5th July 2018|
|July, mid summer display|
|Faded pastels, 10th October 2018|
Earlier in the week the first of the display borders had its summer display removed and replaced with the plants and bulbs that will provide colour during the coming winter and spring. Today the team focused on the border at the far end of the quad removing the tired and faded summer plants.
|Digging out the summer display|
|Ready for planting|
To prepare the border for the winter-spring planting the perennial plants were cut down to ground level and the annual plants dug out, both were taken to the compost heap with the debris and leaves from the surface of the soil. Next it was forked through and weeded, then the soil was trodden down to removed the air pockets that had formed during the forking, and then it was levelled.
|310 Wallflowers in the nursery|
|Waiting to be placed out for planting|
In the nursery area the 310 wallflowers, Wallflower 'Sunset Orange', had been placed into trays for transporting across to the border. Upon arrival at the border the full trays were placed along the front in preparation for placing out. Once all the wallflowers were in their place on the border the planting began. To finish the border was given a light forking to remove the compaction from the many footprints made on the soil whilst planting the wallflowers, then the young plants were watered in. Tomorrow 140 Allium 'Purple Sensation' bulbs will be planted amongst the orange wallflowers, a colour scheme of orange and purple for spring 2019.