So, I was right to do as much in the garden as I could while there was a window of opportunity. It didn’t last long. One minute it was too dry to do any planting and now its too wet, or at least its raining too much to comfortably work outside.

While the weather was just perfect I managed to get a lot done. One border which had become predominantly Verbena bonariensis has been transformed. I’ve increased the number of Erigeron ‘Dignity’ and also added in  some crocosmia, some Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’ and some marigolds. There is a backdrop of the strong purple coloured Aster Helen Picton and I’ve always fancied having orange and purple together. I look forward to seeing how its works next year.

I’ve also moved some potentilla ‘Helen Jane’ because it clashed too much with the Geranium ‘Mavis Simpson’. Those two different pinks just don’t go together.

I’ve barrowed compost into the garden, dug over another border which is now ready to plant up with new plants and have planted some other shrubs and perennials anywhere where there were gaps.

I’d like to get some more done in the garden while its still quite mild but will wait until its stopped raining.

2 thoughts on “window

  • October 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm
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    It’s been a funny few days working outside. Drizzly rain, and yesterday a strong wind, but very, very mild. It remained around 18C in London overnight. It’s a very late autumn somehow. What crocosmia did you use in the end?
    We have to make use of these windows of time before bad weather, or extreme wet or whatever sets in. Gardening has become more urgent somehow. Spells of uniform weather are getting less.
    I’ll do some of mine tomorrow. Nice to read what you’ve been doing.

    • October 24, 2013 at 5:33 am
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      I used two…Crocosmia Emily McKenzie and George Davison

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