Thursday, 28 May 2015
A New Porous Hose And A New Display For The Summer
Yesterday Ady and Graham started working on the border at the bottom of the quad preparing it for the summer plants. They began by clearing out the wallflowers and polyanthus that provided the winter display.
Having cleared out the winter plants, all of which were taken to the compost heaps, they removed the old porous hose, weeded, scattered Growmore, a granular fertiliser, and forked it in.
This morning they returned to the border to lay a new porous hose that will water the plants through the summer, should it be needed!
Once the hose had been set in place the plants, grown from seed and cuttings for the summer display, were brought over from the greenhouse and cold frames. Simon placed them out and the team planted them in to their final position. The plants used this year are Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride', Ammi visnaga, Salvia 'Penny's Smile', Diascia personata, Cleome spinosa 'Colour Fountain Mixed' Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield', Lavatera trimestris 'Loveliness Mixed', Daucus carota 'Dara', Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Burgundy Beau' and Cosmos bipinnatus 'Click Cranberries'.
The structure is provided by the permenant planting, the perennials and shrubs, Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery', Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough', Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis', Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple', Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky', Geranium x oxonium 'A T Johnson' and Indigofera gerardiana