- On March 1, 2013
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Perfect weather for planting up the prairie border that we prepared in the autumn. I had ordered some grasses from two different nurseries – I would recommend Peter Nyssen for grasses, perennials & bulbs – great value & service.
No one seems to want the “hot” colours for bouquets – reds, orange, yellows so I have moved all of my crocosmia from the cutting garden to the prairie border – 50 in total (having divided them up). Also the heleniums which I love (& the bees love). I also bought 9 rudbeckia Goldsturm.
The border is up the side of a field between the garden and the road, down the side of the entrance lane, so it looks a bit rough at the minute. I can’t wait to see it grow – hopefully the design looks ok – I sort of just bunged them in.
Plant list as follows:
Stipa gigantea Lucifer
Pannicum Heavy Metal Emily McKenzie
Calamagrostis Brachytricha Carmin Brilliant
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster Honey Angels
Calamagrostis Overdam Severn Sunrise
Miscanthus Herman Mussel
Miscanthus Ferner Osten
Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus
Helenium Moerheim Beauty, Indiansommer, Red Jewel, Waltraut, Sahins Early Flowerer, Double Trouble
Kniphofia Tawny King & Rudebeckia Goldsturm
Doesn’t look like much at the moment but here’s hoping. Will keep you posted!