Monday, 21 October 2013

Planting For A Winter Display

This year's summer display in the Provost's Courtyard was removed on the 10th October, with the pots having sat empty since then. Simon, assisted by the volunteers, Crystal on Friday and today by Sophie, started by planting the large architectural, evergreen plants, varieties of Holly, Ilex aquifolium and Ilex crenata.

With the large plants in place, creating a backdrop to work against, dwarf shrubs were planted, the Dogwood, Cornus alba 'Westernbirt' and the Christmas Berry, Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. The low planting was provided by the Black Grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens, and to soften the edges of the pots, Ivy, Hedera helix 'Parsley Crested' was planted. Wallflowers will be added over the next few days and then bulbs, once received from the distributors.

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