|Planted Up For The Summer, 9th June 2017|
|Display At Its Peak, 25th August 2017|
Planted up in June, the border in the corner reached its peak display in mid to late August but now looks faded and tired so is ready to be changed for its winter to spring display.
|Salvis, Nicotiana, Cosmos, Zinnia, Pennisetum|
|Pennisetum, Amaranthus, Zinnia, Tibouchina|
|Faded And Tired, 9th October 2017|
|Cleared Of All Architectural And Annual Plants|
Yesterday the work to change the display began by digging out the architectural plants, Tibouchina urvilleana and Cyphomandra corymbiflora that are to be kept and all of the annual plants that were taken to the compost heap. The porous pipe was then lifted from the soil, curled up and put away in to storage. Next the soil was cleared of all the plant debris and weeded before a layer of rich, crumbly leaf mould was added to the top, forked in and levelled ready for planting.
|Architectual Plants, Tibouchina urvilleana and Cyphomandra corymbiflora|
|Cleared Of Debris, Weeds And Porous Pipe|
|Architectural Plants Repotted|
|Placed Out and Ready For The Planting Of The Wallflowers|
The team returned today to place out and plant the 300 wallflowers and 200 tulips that will create the new floral display in April/May 2018. The wallflower and tulips chosen are:
Wallflower 'Sunset Bronze', deep red with a gold edge on the petals
Tulipa 'Uncle Tom', Double late tulip, maroon red in colour
Tulipa 'Antraciet' , Double late tulip, magenta red in colour
|Adding The Tulips|
|Corner Border Planted|
After all the wallflowers and bulbs had been planted the surface of the soil was lightly forked to break up the compaction from the footprints made by the gardeners and then the plants were given a thorough water, now it is a case of just waiting until next spring!
|Waiting Until Next Spring|