Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Garden update - doing 2016 in 2017

I am currently posting (in 2017) images from 2016. Yes - I'm a little behind - it's all that gardening... So have a look at the new posts below for what happened last year...

Garden Tour June 2016

Wildflowers - common spotted orchids
Our amazing Gunnera manicata - follow its life here at Gunnera Watch

Hydrangea petiolaris

Common spotted orchid amongst grass and Gunnera magellanica
Papaver orientale, 'Princess Victoria Louise' 

Picea breweriana 2016

Our rather magnificent Picea breweriana on 27th May 2016 - a tree we planted nearly 30 years ago - sadly just after this we realised it had to go.

It was a hard decision but it had put on a growth spurt in the last few years and was out of proportion to the garden, no longer fitting in with the design. I suspect it cost us about ten times more to have it professionally cut down and the roots ground out than it did to purchase the original small tree! Sadly it was not possible to move it. You can see it in all its glory starring as an extra on some of the posts on a related blog Gunnera Watch
The Picea breweriana to the right through the scaffolding!

Wild Garlic! 2016

The Little Garden with lots and lots of wild garlic in flower. You can also see a lovely Errington Reay hand thrown stoneware pot.

Big tidy up in Spring 2016

This is the aftermath of a big tidy up in Spring 2016. We compost what we can but haul the other garden rubbish up to the top to be taken away for recycling by the council.

It's quite likely we slept a lot after this... the garden is on a slope.