Friday, 6 May 2016

New Plants

After the new fence on the right of the front garden was painted, I set too, digging up 3 very old lavenders to replace them with new plants. They have naturally set seeds over the years and given me new plants but I felt like a change.

Did you know, when you lavender gets too big and bare stemmed towards the bottom, you can dig up the whole thing carefully in Autumn, dig a deeper hole and replant it right down to where its new tips start?

These 3 have already had that done twice but were now finished. Here are the new plants to replace them. The first is Broom 'Lena', which has orange red flowers, slowing about to emerge. It will grow to about 4 feet:
This one is Photinia 'Red Robin'. It could grow very large but we hope to keep it cut back to about 5 feet:
The last plant is Pittosporum Eugenoides 'Varigated'. It too can become large but again, we hope to restrict it to 5 feet or so:
Lets hope I can control them well enough!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the tip about re planting lavender, I have trouble keeping mine going as the winters are cold with wet spring and hot summers. Our garden looks like a jungle at the moment as weeds like pussytoes and creeping charlie grow so fast and it is too wet to do much about it.

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    1. It seems to work in here in Norfolk and Suffolk in the UK, don't know about your area. Can but try.

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  2. I cut my lavender hard this winter and was worried it would not come back but this morning it is looking very good and fresh leaves are thick from the base! I love broom but have not grown it. Red robin does get big but you get more red leaves if you trim it often!

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    1. Thanks for that Kev but I don't like to participate in them.

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