Saturday, 8 February 2014
Once the lavender bushes were removed, I began to see how much space I had to play with. They were disgracefully over grown with no going back. Also they were infested with bindweed.
I'm taking my time with this bed, as it is in the front garden I want a wildlife theme to it. To fit in with my edible plans I want a wineberry bush by the wall, I also have a few globe artichoke seeds to sow so I might put a couple of plants there. The bed is a lot bigger than it looks a rough estimate is 15 by 5ft.
I know I want a white butterfly bush there & have always hankered after a Mock Orange blossom shrub. Once I have ensured all traces of bind weed have been removed I can make some permanent plans.
It will mainly consist of some smaller shrubs with berries, some perennial bee/butterfly plants & a few edibles.
As scruffy as it looks from the photograph it isn't as bad in real life. There are marigolds & forget me knots coming through & I know there are some perennials waiting to burst through. At least the bees/butterfly's will have something until it is finished.
Enjoy our day