Monday, 19 May 2014

All Change In the Provost's Yard Pots

Seven months ago, 10th October 2013 blog entry 'Gone In Just 40 Minutes', the summer display in the Provost's yard was ripped out and replaced with the winter display, see blog entry 21st October 2013 'Planting For A Winter Display'. Today that winter display was ripped out and replaced by this year's display for the summer.

The wallflowers and bulbs have been added to the compost heap and all the evergreen, architectural plants have been heeled in for use next winter.

This year's summer display is not based upon foliage and texture, as with previous designs, but soft, pastel colours and repeat planting. The three small pots are planted with a pelargonium, variety unknown but the gardener's call it 'Bright Pink'. The three medium pots are planted with the variegated Swedish Ivy, Plectranthus coleoides and the purple flowered Salvia 'Amistad'. The large pot in the centre is planted with more of these three plants and a large standard of the Purple Glory Tree, Tibouchina urvilleana with its violet-purple flowers, see blog entry 30th September 2013 for a photograph of it in flower.     

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