Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Heeling In bed

The evergreen plants that were removed from the containers in May, when the displays were changed from winter to summer, have been in their temporary home, the heeling in bed, since that time. 

Sarcococca confusa
After almost 5 months it is time for the evergreens to be taken back to the containers, not necessarily to the same ones as they were in last time, and become part of this year's winter display.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens',  Black Grass

Wallflowers 'Sunset White'

Pansy's Cool Wave Berries 'n' Cream

Tulip 'White Marvel' and Iris reticulata 'J.S Dijt'
Gathering together all the parts that will create the display, the evergreens, ornamental grass, wallflowers, pansys and bulbs, Ali takes them to the four lead containers for planting. These are the first of 38 containers that will be planted for the winter.

A Full Wheelbarrow
The main focal point of the containers is the white flowered, black berried, evergreen shrub Sarcococca confusa, Sweet Box, underplanted by the black grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'. The winter bedding plants are Wallflower 'Sunset White' and the white and purple Pansy Cool Wave 'Berries 'n' Cream'. Beneath this planting are Tulips 'Marvel White' and purple flowered Iris reticulata 'J.S. Dijt'. The colour scheme for these containers is black, white and purple. 

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

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