Thursday, 11 June 2015

A Touch Of Tropical In The Linbury

Many of the large specimen plants have already been moved from the greenhouse and planted out in the herbaceous border. However a few have been left behind and, as the border is now full, a place for them in other areas of the gardens needed to be found. The chosen spot, the border in the corner of the Linbury Building courtyard.   

Danny and Callum, working amongst the existing shrubs, Euphorbia mellifera, Cornus alba, Nandina domestica, Fagus sylvatica (Copper Beech) and Hebe speciosa, planted many of the remaining large specimen plants to create a touch of tropical in the Linbury corner. The plants they added were Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise), Albizia (Mimosa), Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm), Philodendron bipinnatifidum, Alocasia (Elephant Ear), Heliconia psittacorum (Parakeet Flower, Parrot's Beak) and ferns.

Callum and Danny
19th June Update:
More plants have been added to the border today, Colocasia esculenta (Taro), Canna glauca (Canna Lily), Impatiens tinctoria (large Impatiens) and Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)

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