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to show the recent planting. I’d looked for a shallow dish for ages, and was delighted to find this fibreglass one (which means that I can lift it myself!). Planted with Phlox subulata Candy Stripe and Calabrachoa magenta.

Viburnum ‘kilimanjaro’ (favourite at Chelsea 2015)

Clematis Sieboldii

Pink border with seedlings of Gypsophilia ‘Kermestna’ (thank you Karen for the seeds!)

View across garden from the pergola seating area

View towards the pergola from corner bench


Hope you have all been enjoying the same sunny weekend as us here in the south of England :)

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Wow! It looks great already! I love your planting Sheila. Gypsophilla ‘Kermesina’ I think. Same name as a Clematis, an Iris and also a Rose! I wonder why that is...

3 Jun, 2018

 

Love the way the lawns echo the curving paths.

Clematis seem to be doing well this June? We have problems growing them but the three that have survived are really good this year. (Thought at first yours was a Passion flower!) Really pretty!

3 Jun, 2018

 

Thanks Karen, you’re right . . . the seed packet was difficult to read. How are your seedlings coming on? I’m really looking forward to seeing the flowers.

Many thanks Eirlys - yes, several people think this Clem is a Passion flower!

3 Jun, 2018

 

They are really coming along now Sheila. About 8” tall and starting to branch a little bit. Not long before there will be flowers. And I saved half the packet for next year!

3 Jun, 2018

 

The oval shaped bed is very attractive.Are you including that gorgeous "Wedding cake " tree,Sheila?...the Cornus Controversa.

3 Jun, 2018

 

well that is looking a treat now. all that effort is paying off.

3 Jun, 2018

 

Hi Julia, I love Cornus controversa variegata and had a good one before, but think it might be a bit too big for this patch. Nice idea though :)

Thanks very much Eileen.

3 Jun, 2018

 

It all seems to have happened so quickly- its lovely and so very neat and tidy too... You were fortunate to find the fibreglass container - what a very good idea that is.

3 Jun, 2018

 

Its looking lovely Sheila,well done for all that hard work,its my kind of garden.

3 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you for the lovely comments Stera and Callie :)

3 Jun, 2018

 

Sheila it’s perfect and look how the grass has taken so well.
I’m excited myself by all your trellis for lots and lots of climbers, I’m enjoying seeing your progress.

3 Jun, 2018

 

The garden is looking great, particularly the lawn, sets it off a treat.

3 Jun, 2018

 

Thanks very much Dawn and Siris. The turf supplier assembles his orders in the evening, and cuts the necessary amount before having it driven overnight to London. He phones his customers to let them know, and our landscapers fetched the rolls at 6.00am . . . they started laying it at 8.30am and finished later that afternoon. We were so impressed!

4 Jun, 2018

 

Now that is impressive Sheila!

5 Jun, 2018

 

:))

5 Jun, 2018

 

Sheilabub that looks a perfect balance between garden and hardscaping please show us again when its in bloom.

7 Jun, 2018

 

Thanks Phyl. I know it looks a bit sparse, but so far we’ve planted 192 plants and 4 trees! Amazing how much space there is to fill, but I’m not in a rush :)

7 Jun, 2018

 

Just love seeing your garden coming alive and evolving at it's different stages. It's looking so good. ?

8 Jun, 2018

 

Thanks very much Jen :)

8 Jun, 2018

 

I know I'm late Sheila, trying to catch up with blogs on what is a rainy day..Your garden looks amazing and in such a short time, well done...

12 Aug, 2018

 

Many thanks, Sue, I am pretty pleased with it:)

12 Aug, 2018

 

Just catching up a bit...and I love your new garden. :o)

12 Sep, 2018

 

Thank you Sheila:)

12 Sep, 2018

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