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Bund rockery starting to bloom.

kate123

By kate123

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Took a few snaps this afternoon, in the sunshine, albeit quite chilly. The rockery is starting to wake up and colour up…we’ll be rejigging it a bit over Easter. OH will be taking the wood wall down and building the brick replacement.
I do hope it doesn’t all fall down 😆😳…we’re hoping it’s pretty compact to some extent!

Muscari almost finished flowering..spotted a very tiny insect on one of the little flowerheads.

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Lovely colours! Would be interested to know name of plant in your fifth picture, if you can remember. Thanks

3 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks kindly, Amsterdam! Pleased you like the pics. The 5th pic is an aquilegia, think it's rose and ivory. I'd have to check. 😊

3 Apr, 2022

 

All looking good, Kate. Been to the GC today and all the alpines were in full flow. Sadly, they tend to get lost here - bad husbandry!

3 Apr, 2022

 

That area seems a very awkward one to design with the right plants,K....you seem to have chosen well....they look happy as if they have been there a long time.

3 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Ange. It's a real hotpot of different plants..
I do think it's worked out for me having the small garden. I'll bet you saw a few alpines you fancied for the garden too at the GC..

3 Apr, 2022

 

Many thanks Julia! Yes, it's quite a difficult area, vertical in some spots.
I've a mix of plants, lavender, hebes, grasses, even a rhododendron and an olive! I'll be trimming back on the 'mile a minute' for obvious reasons! 😁

3 Apr, 2022

 

Lovely and colourful Kate!

3 Apr, 2022

 

I am sure the revamp will take your garden on to even better things. It is looking lovely anyway. Is the wood rotting and that is why you are replacing with brick?

3 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks kindly, Sheila.

3 Apr, 2022

 

Hi Eileen, that's very kind. I appreciate your message.
The wood has a lifespan and we have seen some white mould and damp. So, hopefully the brick wall will outlast us.

3 Apr, 2022

 

Your "bund" rockery looks colourful and lively Kate. Nice choice of plants.

3 Apr, 2022

 

It looks fantastic Kate and so full of wonderful flowers! It's a pity you couldn't take a picture of the whole bund. It will be better with a brick wall too.

4 Apr, 2022

 

Beautiful flowers.

4 Apr, 2022

 

It's all coming to life again,Kate,and you have a lovely mix of plants and colours. I'm sure a brick wall will make everything more secure in future years,:o) Is your Muscari coming to an end early than usual,as mine is at it's best just now..in tropical W.Yorkshire !! Lol x

4 Apr, 2022

 

Wow lovely bit of colour already, not a lot in mine yet :-)

4 Apr, 2022

 

Thats a great rockery given me ideas for my smaller version thanks for the ideas 🙂

5 Apr, 2022

 

You have some lovely plants in your rockery Kate. Lovely photos.

5 Apr, 2022

 

I too would like to see it in its entirety, it looks well established Kate so the roots should help the support the main planting, the thoughts of a mini avalanche did make me smile though, very nice choice of planting, its exciting rebuilding and then replanting, I love alpines, have lots here, was inspecting them longingly last week when at our local nursery, in fact bought a selection for my youngest Juliet, early birthday prezzie.. Fingers xx the weather is good over Easter so hubby can get the main work done...Lovely photo's.....

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you, Klahanie. Pleased you think so 😊

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Rose, kind of you to say. Yes, I shall attempt to take a pic. Half the bund is our rockery with small fence right across horizontally. The fence is covered in ceanothus, ivy, rose and clematis montana..upper section is planted with junipers,blackthorn, forsythia, hawthorn, sea buckthorn etc..
We're looking forward to switching to brick. Thanks again!

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you, Callie! 😊

5 Apr, 2022

 

Hi Sandra! Loved your tropical west Yorkshire comment! 😊
My muscari is still one clump of plant, it is lingering but only just..love the flower colour!!!
I have to agree with you about the brick wall being secure too..we think when we're older, we're hoping it will have lasted and won't need replacing. 🤞

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you, Jane. I think we're all "flowering and colouring" up at different times in our gardens by the sounds of it..

5 Apr, 2022

 

Aw thanks Kidsgran! I'm happy you like my rockery and it's given you some ideas. That's made me quite chuffed 👍

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you, Sheila! Kind of you to say 😊

5 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks for your lovely feedback, Sue! I shall try to take a pic on my days off..hoping the sun will shine, which would be a bonus 🤞
I do hope you're right about the stability. Above the rockery on the upper bund, the large shrubs should be well rooted over the years I guess.
I'm thinking your daughter is an alpine enthusiast like yourself?
They are definitely interesting plants..with some having their teeny tiny flowers on show. Very colourful albeit small. We shall both keep our fingers crossed for good Easter weather! 🤗

5 Apr, 2022

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