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Paeonia obovata var alba - 2019

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Paeonia obovata var alba - 2019 (Paeonia obovata)

Species peony from the Far East, growing two feet tall and a little wider. Sun or part shade in a humus rich soil



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That's a lovely one.

21 Apr, 2019

 

I have noticed that you grow different types of flowers in a wide variety. All of them healthy and beautiful. I'm curious to know how you compose the beds with these flowers.

26 Apr, 2019

 

Aleyna - I have been in this house for over 30 years, so I know the garden very well - soil types, sunny and shady parts, sheltered or exposed corners. It is also a fairly large garden and has three different soil types - clay, loam over a clay subsoil, and sandy.

I work on two principles. The first is that all the plants must be placed in the correct conditions for them. So those that like sun and well-drained soil go in the sunny areas on the sandy soil; those that want moisture are planted in the clay areas. Secondly, all the plants must associate well with their neighbours in terms of form and foliage. These two principles need a lot of planning and plant knowledge - the internet helps a lot!

Sometimes, a bed needs completely replanting as, over the years, I have added more and more plants until the effect is muddled. Last year, I replanted a border in the back garden that faces east and has a loamy but moist soil. These blogs tell you about it:
growsonyou.com/AndrewR/blog/32044-revamping-a-border-part-1
and
growsonyou.com/AndrewR/blog/32242-revamping-a-border-part-2

This year, it was the front garden that got a makeover. This faces the sun all day:
growsonyou.com/AndrewR/blog/32532-bracknell-prairie-the-plan
and
growsonyou.com/AndrewR/blog/32650-bracknell-prairie-planting-day

So to answer your question, lots of reading, lots of planning, and maybe moving a few plants too

26 Apr, 2019

 

Andrew,
I have no words to thank you.
I read the blogs also, checked the books and it is availble on Amazon.
I loved the way you distributed the pots on the bed, anticipating how they would end up.
It facilitated my planning for the distribution of flowers and shrubs.
Thank you again

26 Apr, 2019



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