I haven’t mentioned the garden for a while. It was looking lovely last year, but for various reasons that I won’t go into here (not yet anyway) it was destroyed over the winter. The Pergola was ripped down, most of the grass has gone and many plants were uprooted, squashed or otherwise met an untimely end.
Not to worry though as it (once again) gave me something of a blank canvas to work with!
Things are beginning to look a little better. The pergola has been reinstated, the grass is beginning to grow, although the ‘lawn’ is far from level, some new plants have been added and others are beginning to revive. It seems to be going through a blue patch at the moment with some lovely blue irises and the Ceanothus taking centre stage amongst the bluebells. The purples and pinks of the chives, Geraniums and lilac compliment these blues too and the the whites of the Olearia are just beginning to take over.
I’m not too sure if the Pampus Grass has survived its hacking back and repositioning but we shall see. I’ve also planted various shrubs that will hopefully grow well this year to start providing some much needed shelter once more.
Soon we should see a transfotmation from the blues and purples of May to the yellows of June and July as the Yellow Flag Irises, loosestrife and Innula are all to start flowering soon.
We may have had to start again, but I think we’ll manage to regain control over the next few months.