Your work place always looks good Andy, thanks for the latest update. I thought I'd posted on here before about the plum slate chippings looking good, I obviously thought about it but didn't actually do it or dreamt about it ;D anyway the plum slate chippings look lovely as does the current work you and your helpers have done. Could do with some of that turf at home ;D
Must tell my neighbour about this thread, she's a Brighton girl ;D
"The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of birds for mirth; one is nearer god's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."
It's been a total revelation since my new manager took over. I actually enjoy coming to work and sometimes lay awake at night planning what im going to do next whereas for the past 5 or so years, i've probably been suffering from "situational stress or depression" and absolutely hated work.
Anyway, turfing is now complete and the bags of chippings have been moved to near the areas i'm spreading them. Going to do a bit of planting next week...still got over 200 shrubs and herbaceous to put in so that'll be fun. Looking forward to giving the lawn its first cut too in a few weeks ;D
The setting of this garden is lovely and the tulips do real well planted like this. Epimedium in flower already. Mine are only just forming buds. Aren't you afraid a late frost will damage the Gunnera? Or are you and your colleagues at constant vigilance with your pockets full of fleece ;D
Weeds are nature's revolution against the government of the gardener.
25 bulbs to a clump....4 clumps of each variety. Have plans to do the same on the banks (last pic) so we get a huge blast of colour next spring.
Dutchy....the leaves will always get frosted to some degree but they usually ride it well. We've had frosts well into May before and we still get super plants every year. The fleece is only there to protect the crowns really and next year, we're just going to use the old leaves. Some of our gunnera clumps have been totally unprotected this winter....not even leaves over the crowns and they've been fine.
Right...took the camera to work yesterday. The weather is really taking its toll....drought is bad and im losing plants, although im having a watering point put in today. The wind over the weekend has blown a serious amount of elm seeds in from the park opposite....i can guarantee that the wind changes to a north easterly every year when the elm seeds are falling and blows every one over to me. In some places, they're a foot deep.