Monday, 19 September 2016

Well done lads and under the fruit trees

Well done the Davis Cup team. You may not have won but you fought hard to try. In a way, I am glad and now they can rest, Andy in particular who got an injury in his final game.

Down the left hand side of the back garden, are some trained fruit trees. Underplanting has been added and removed over the years but each time, they have grown too big and flopped over onto the path.

As part of sorting out the garden, everything was removed, spring flowering heathers put in and spring/early summer bulbs planted inbetween them:
Although ultimately these iris may prove too tall and need to be moved then replaced, our chosen bulbs are 18" tall Dutch Iris Black Beauty see here
Quamash Camassia 14" tall see here
Allium Graceful Beauty 12" tall see here
and Yellow Crocus removed from the rest of the garden 6" tall, similar to these

Hopefully come spring, it will look lovely and once the bulbs are finished, the new growth on the heathers, should take over.

6 comments:

  1. Brilliant weekend of tennis, for a few minutes I thought they were actually going to make the finals, but I'm glad they didn't as poor Andy looked absolutely shattered.

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    1. He was so tired that during Dan's match he had a glazed look, and struggled even to stand and shout, poor chap, I got quite concerned for him.

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  2. All sounds lovely, something to look forward I am a great fan of Spring bulbs.

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    1. We have always had daffs, crocus and snowdrops but these will be new to gaze upon.

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  3. There is nothing I like more than trained fruit trees in a garden!

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    1. Full of blossom and fruit this year but unfortunately also full of codling moth:(

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