Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This Year's Theme Is 'The Colour Orange'.

Yesterday morning the corner border had its winter colour removed, all the wallflowers were lifted and taken to the compost pile. The box balls and cornus, cut back, were left in place to add structure to this year's summer display.

The soil was then forked through, weeds and debris removed, then levelled and fed with Growmore, a granular plant food.

Young plants, grown from seed, were then planted in the prepared border. This year's theme is 'The Colour Orange', a hot colour for the summer. Plants include Solanum sisymbrifolium (Sticky Nightshade), Calendula officinalis 'Neon' (Pot Marigold), Alonsoa meridionalis (Mask Flower), Rudbeckia x hirta hybrida 'Cherokee Sunset' (Coneflower), Rudbeckia hirta 'Chim Chiminee' (Cone Flower), Belamcanda chinensis (Leopard Lily) and Solanum pyracanthum (Porcupine Tomato).

Today another structural plant was added to the border, Aeonium arboreum 'Schwarzkopf',  a succulent with very dark purple rosettes.

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