- On March 30, 2015
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Progress…the new autumn bed has been revamped and replanted – I can’t wait and yet I wait with trepidation – will it work? The lovely thing is that, if it doesn’t work (design wise), the bees and butterflies will still love it and we can reuse the plants elsewhere.
Despite the woeful weather, I’m feeling rather upbeat, Things are slow but little bits of plants are popping up everywhere…….pulmonarias, erythroniums, newly planted late flowering narcissus, epimediums, lathryus vernus, fritillaries, muscari.
Back to the autumn bed, I’ve tried to keep it simple. Fewer plant varieties in bigger blocks – here are a few of them:
Veronica spicata Red Fox
Monarda Beauty of Cobham
Achillea Cerise Queen
Lupin The Page
Iris Dear Delight
The bed is not easy to design, as it’s an S shape, simply because the old autumn bed, which started a kidney shape was extended to an elongated S. A few gatecrashers are there including dahlia Blue Bayou, hydrangea Magical Amethyst and fuschia Mrs Popple. There are also a few anthemis, astilbes, persicarias, salvia nemorosa and sanguisorbas…..watch this space!!
A pic from last summer, in its first year, of a small section showing lupin The Page, anthemis and echium Blue Bedder.