I have included a few pictures of the
new garden in spring. We have been here about a year now and have made
good progress with improving the clay and boulder soil that you get
with new build properties. I do nt have room for a full compost bin but
have got a wormary where the kitchen waste goes and so far it has made
2 trays of rich compost that I have added to the soil.
These images show the side borders. On the left near the patio we have
planted fragrant shrubs. The yellow one is a Cytisus and the white one
behind it is a Choisya. We are going to run some sweet peas up the
trallis behind to give some summer colour.The Magnolia at the end of
the border was taken from our old garden and has done well. We have put
some wires agaist the walls and are going to train some climbers up
these to give some height to the garden.
The Acers were transported from the old garden and with some careful
watering over last summer have done really well. Behind aginst the wall
on the right is a Wisteria we have had a few years now and are still
waiting for a flower. We have planted a few small trees in the garden
to try to get a bit of height. The one behind the Acer on the left is a
flowering Cherry (Prunus). I aim to keep on top of the pruning of the
trees as in a small garden they can easilly overgrow their space.
This Magnolia has again taken really well and has flowered beautifully this year.
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