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My front garden is still a work in progress and I have builders stuff on the drive. It’s a bit of a mess. But up at the house it’s pretty. The builder planted little white Hebes and about a dozen Liriope Muscari under the window. I have augmented that with hydrangea petiolaris, geranium Rozanne and a few other things like daffs and Hellebores with winter flowering heathers. At the front door I have three pots; Clematis ‘Nubia’, Coronilla (just repotted and has taken a break from flowering) and New Zealand Tea Tree. It will change somewhat as we need to extend the slabs to create space for a bistro set as this is a West-facing aspect.

I have a couple of drain covers as well. One has the galvanised planter with the violas and Skimmia which covers it very prettily. The other one has a Photinia ‘Pink Marble’ which arrived very lop-sided and has had to be hard pruned. It will hopefully be nice in time.

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very pretty Karen. It looks wonderful and will be lovely sitting out in the afternoon and evening. I am east facing at the front and although back garden is west there are whopping great tress on the boundary. Lots of shade.

I see from the latest RHS magazine, Hebe is now Veronica! Another lot of new names to get used too.

29 May, 2024


Yes! I just read that too! Some of those in the article are lovely. I was a bit tempted!

29 May, 2024


Looking pretty Karen. Ty for keeping us posted on your gardens progress.

31 May, 2024


You are so welcome FF. I keep a list of plants on here as it’s Theon.y place I can use my own pics for reference. But the community on here has always been lovely. It went through a phase when it just wouldn’t work for me. I think a lot of friends drifted away at that point. But it seems to be working ok now.

31 May, 2024


All looks pretty and pristine, Karen.

4 Jun, 2024


Thank you Kate. X

5 Jun, 2024


Its coming together Karen, always lovely to see the photo's and your choice of planting xx

10 Jun, 2024


Thanks Sue x

11 Jun, 2024

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