After a few changes of direction and some very heavy lifting, the bulk of the work is done
It’s been a busy week working on the courtyard garden. At this stage, the majority of the planting is in place. Nearly two days of negotiation was needed to make sure everything is in the correct place. We’ve veered away from some of the original plans as more inspiration was given by a local nursery stocking some zinc planters. The raised beds were researched, and researched, and eventually discarded. Not until we’d gone through sleepers, breeze block and mortar, and dry stone walling did we throw it aside for what you see now.
- Walls painted – again
- Planters purchased
- Planters filled
- All planters planted up
- Border deepened and edged.
- Climbers tidied
* repurposed from the original garden
Boat / Bath Planter
Sorbus aria Lutescens – White Beam
Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’
Border behind Boat / Bath Planter
Clematis x cartmanii ‘Joe’
Under and behind the seat
Apple Tree* – Likely a Bramley but we’re unsure as it was here when the house was bought.
Griselinia littoralis variegata
Grain Hopper Planter
Hydrangea seemanii – climbing hydrangea
Prunus avium Plena
Hosta ‘Paul Revere’
Dicksonia antarctica – Purchased nearly 20 years ago from Trebah Garden in Cornwall. This poor specimen has been dragged from house to house and we’re hoping it’ll pick up in this new home. It’s been thoroughly watered.
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegatus’
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Solomon’s seal’*
Holboellia coriacea – likely to be too brutish for the main courtyard garden but it can be seen below on the railings that go around the main terrace.
Jobs to be done
- Lay gravel when it arrives
- Glass of wine