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Another section cleared and replanted.

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By Anget


Another section cleared and replanted.

Gone: Miscanthus x 2, euphorbia robbiae, lamium, aster, catmint and hebe.
Replaced with small golden conifer, small spiraea, phlox paniculata.
A little breathing space for the plants, and easy for the hoe.



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You are making more progress....how much more is there to do?

15 Jul, 2021

 

Most of the borders are being scrutinised (by me). I just have to get OH to agree to change!, Meadow. I'm clearing a bit at a time.

15 Jul, 2021

 

The renovation is coming long very well. The conifer is brilliant!

16 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you, Paul. It doesn't look much at the moment but I think it will be better once the plants fill out. It was horribly overcrowded. Glad you like the conifer. It should get to about shoulder height eventually, and stay slim.

16 Jul, 2021

 

The bright chartreuse color is very appealing.

16 Jul, 2021

 

Anget, you are such productive couple. Your garden seems to be changing all the time. Exciting changes. It is good to have all of it done to your satisfaction before the "age thing" hits home.... although, gardeners job is never finished is it?
I have several Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'
(if that is in your picture.) Lovely colour, lovely scent but little warning: it can get much taller than your shoulders.
I guess it depends on conditions. I have one in Sun valley which I try to maintain a shoulder height. One in the pot hardly grew a foot in several years but another 2 got out of hand and got to be 15 feet (estimate). I chopped the top couple of times but is seems to like the location and keeps growing fast. It does stay columnar so no problem in that way. I trim them here and there when they start to stick out. They seems to be tough..... did not get affected by the extreme heat we had earlier.

Anyway, that is my experience with them.

16 Jul, 2021

 

I bought this as Cupressus 'Pyramid' (on the label). But that is green and this is yellow, Klahanie! It is slightly different leaf form from my "Goldcrest" so I assume it is 'Aurea'. Who knows? There's so little info. with the plant that I suppose it is a risk. At any rate, it seems I can trim it to keep it slim and a bit shorter.

17 Jul, 2021

 

If it is not "Wilma" than my info is useless Anget. But it also suppose to be slow grower. The only pyramidal Cupressus I know of is an Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) but I cannot grow in our climate no matter how much I would like to.

Finding the right info on the internet can be difficult . That is why reading various blogs of people's experience is more interesting and often entertaining.

Your little tree no matter what the name is really shines in that spot and will be a future focal point of that area.

17 Jul, 2021

 

Looks a job week done, too. I’m liking the conifer..lovely and bright. It’s a nice feeling to have cleared out an area and replanted with different planting themes. You’re such a busy woman!

17 Jul, 2021

 

Hard work but very rewarding.....Sometimes it's nice to have a change with the flowerbeds and see something new.

18 Jul, 2021

 

Yes, Kate, the 'Grand Plan' is to add more shrubs and conifers into the borders to help with the weeding and to add some structural interest.

Agreed, Linda. I'm getting really fed-up with the 'floppers' and 'seeders' and there are loads of them this year!

18 Jul, 2021



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