|An Aloe or Haworthia or somesuch on the paysho*|
Well, I hope The Very Mistress does manage to get up off her quince and play Hostess with the Mostess for what will be the Ninth Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event, as I've been sorting out the swampy building site (as was) to the rear of the DeVice Mansion.
No you haven't! It was me! I've done all the sorting and lifting and digging stinking horse muck into the borders and other hard manual labour, not you.
Fine. In that case, you can carry on with this post.
These two photos (above and below), were taken at the end of March, after the leftover building detritus was cleared up, and the swampy, clay "soil" rotavated in preparation for a lawn.
The photo below is how it looks now, but it's not going to stay this way, however. This is just a temporary solution until I settle upon a design or, more likely, a cobbled together mish-mash of ideas that will "just have to do".
To the left is the red greenhouse (which is obscuring a small pink bush tucked away next to the rhododendrons and climbing rose), a newly planted vegetable patch, and salad crops in the border. At the back are fruit trees (apple and plums - yet to be planted). And to the right, behind the garage, my latest project...
... A small, shady area for ferns, hostas, foxgloves and the like. The photo below is from the 1st of June when I was working out what was going where, and whether to have a paved path leading to the gate.
And here, from a couple of days later, is the current status. Most plants are in, and I decided to have a less formal woodbark path (which is currently woodbarkless - I've yet to get some).
Finally, some colour from the paysho*:
|Delasperma cooperi "Jewel of the Desert Garnet"|
|A miniature indoor rose (a gift from someone that's doing much better outside than in)|
|Aeonium ("Zwartkop" I think?)|