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Sunday drive out in North Wales


By neellan


Bank Holiday Sunday sunshine ideal weather for a trip to my favourite garden centre in Corwen to browse around their lovely plants and lunch too!

A pyramid of golden Heucheras – Fire Chief and Peach Flambe

A black grass with a bad hair day!

I needed to replant my stone sink the alpine garden I had created a few years ago had gone rather wild, fox gloves had seeded themselves in it – hardly an Alpine look, so I bought 3 plants Dolesperma cooperii, Helianthamum the Bride and Achilla Huterii plus a bag of grit, had a lovely lunch sitting out in the sunshine – perfect.
En route home I stopped to admire the bluebells amassed on the hillside amid the gorse and under the trees – just love this view on the A5104 near Bryneglwys

Back home I planted up the old kitchen sink

A wilderness no more!!

Alas today the sun is not shining so the cerise flowers on Delosperma are tight shut! the Helianthamum now has lots of white flowers open, the other plants will fill out over time I will just have to watch the foxgloves don’t find their way back!

Here is my favourite view….saved the best until last!!

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Enjoyed your blog, Neellan, sounds like a lovely day out. I also was pleased to see your sink as I have just acquired one but have yet to put anything in it! I will be scouring GoY for tips in the near future. I am just off for a few days holiday with my daughter and granddaughter so hopefully we will see some garden centres/nurseries along the way - I have made a note of your plant choices :)

27 May, 2013


Fantastic views Neellan. Absolutely love the bluebells. The Heucheras look good placed like that, and your sink will look great as it establishes. Lovely garden centre too.

27 May, 2013


What a lovely garden centre, I,ve nominated the heuchera tower for goypedia, I think its a brilliant way of displaying them. I bought firechief on sunday with obsidian.....I,m really hooked!

That sink looks good now with the new plants, hopefully we'll get some more sun to show them off.

Good photos of the bluebells, they look so nice with the gorse, I can see why its your favorite view

27 May, 2013


I have been buying a few heucheras, but find they are so expensive, up to £14.99 for the larger ones, I have bought a few on ebay that I have been pleased with, I don't mind the smaller ones as they seem to grow quite quickly.

27 May, 2013


Aw thank you Gee, I hope you have a nice holiday with lots of lovely garden centre visits! and I'm sure you will make a lovely job of your sink on your return :o)

Thank you Cinderella the Huechera Pyramid was very effective, I try to drive by to see the bluebells every year,
fingers crossed the sink plants will do well :o)

Thank you Pam and for adding the Pyramid to Goypedia the owner will be pleased! I asked if he would mind and told him it would be on the website, their other good idea was a stand to show plants featured at Chelsea.
My sink is certainly an improvement on it's previous state!
The bluebells are fantastic would have loved to have got closer but they are on private farmland. :o)

Thank you Lizziebee There are so many beautiful shades of Huecheras now one is spoilt for choice :o)

27 May, 2013


What lovely day out you had , lovely views, lovely plants ,and lunch out what more could a girl want :o)

27 May, 2013


Those bluebells are just beautiful ~ the colours are amazing and I love the way you have planted up the sink ~ lunch out at the garden centre? now thats what i call a nice day out!!

27 May, 2013


Glad you had a nice day out Neena, love the heuchera tower to and the Black grass, your trough looks really nice to :o))

27 May, 2013


Thank you Kidsgran then home to a little gardening - ideal :o)

Thank you Sticki Just love the bluebells and it was a lovely day, lunch was delicious sitting out in the sunshine an added bonus :o)

Thank you San the joy is it is only about 10 miles away
the sink sits on the wall outside my bedroom window so much nicer to look at now when I draw the curtains in the morning :o)

Thank you for liking Rogi and Drc :o)

27 May, 2013


sunshine makes so many things better!

27 May, 2013


Indeed it does Sticki alas today - rain again!

27 May, 2013


raining here now!

27 May, 2013


A great place to visit,Neena,and love the Heuchera display too..your new plants sound nice..and I love your old looks so natural..gorgeous bluebells as well..all in all,a great day out :o)

28 May, 2013


A super garden centre, I like the Heuchera tower too! They are wonderful plants. I'm also full of envy over your wonderful view of the Bluebells Neena :o)))

28 May, 2013


Glad you had a nice day out. Your old sink looks great planted up... :))

28 May, 2013


Hi Neena
Beautiful photos...
well done on the sink planting .. very pretty :o)

28 May, 2013


Rained here ever since Sticki :o(

Thank you Bloomer it was a most enjoyable day, I've had the sink a long time - my Mother's friend gave it to me, initially I grew herbs in it :o)

Thank you Tracey the bluebells are just gorgeous aren't they, you'll have to time your visit to see them - or next year! :o)

Thank you Holly, there has been no sunshine since so the Delosperma is still closed :o)

Hi TT thank you I'm glad you liked my pictures and approve of my planting, they seem to be happy despite the lack of sunshine since planting :o)

28 May, 2013

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