|Waiting To Be Planted|
The weir beside the Sainsbury Building has been somewhat of a problem area in the gardens for a number of years, see blog entry 1st August 2012 'Tidying The Weir' but over the last five months has undergone a real transformation, see blog entry 10th August 2017 'Gravel Lining The Weir Pools'.
|Planting The Border (L)|
The final piece of the transformation was the planting up of the the two weirside borders which were completed today.
The plants chosen are:
Cornus alba 'Westonbirt' (Dogwood), Crimson winter stems, green leaves during summer.
Cornus sericea 'Bud's Yellow' (Red Osier Dogwood), Yellow/Green winter stems, oval green leaves during summer.
Cornus alba 'Baton Rouge' (Dogwood), Bright red winter stems, purple leaves in autumn
Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom' (Paniculate Hydrangea), Dense white conical flowers fading to pink, yellow-green leaves.
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak-leaved Hydrangea), Large cream/white conical flowers, large oak shaped leaves turning red/purple in the autumn.
|Planting The Border (R)|
|Planted With Cornus And Hydrangea (L)|
|Planted With Cornus And Hydrangea (R)|