Thursday, July 19

Crab apple border

I don't think I've ever posted a photo of the flower bed under our John Downie crab apple and as it seems to be thriving this year I thought it was time that I did.
Must admit that it is a bit of a mish mash as I've just plonked plants in where there was a gap rather than having some sort of planting plan.
Plants just jumble up into one another and at one end is what we call the puddle.
It's a mini pond measuring about 70cm by 50cm that was added to provide an additional drinking hole for birds and hedgehogs and also a bathing area for birds.

There's more about how this bed came into being on my website page here.

Reminder : Don't forget to have a go at the sudoku - last competition to win a seed guide

14 comments:

  1. It can look really natural when not alot of thought is put in to planting. We can overthink things sometimes.

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    1. We can, Jo must admit I prefer the natural planting to regimented.

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  2. Well that does look lovely. I have plans for a crab apple for the front garden this autumn.

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    1. Will it be one that produces edible fruit, awpol? We have two one is purely decorative with reddish leaves and red flowers that turn pink with age there's a photo on my website here

      The John Downie has flowers just like apple blossom there's a photo on my website here

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  3. When there is no planting plan, beauty is not in uniformity or pattern, but in each flowering plant and its flowers...... always such flower patch will be ideal for visitors to stop and marvel.
    Your patch is excellent!!

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    1. Thanks Bangchik - I do like informality!

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  4. I like the idea of putting a little pond (or puddle) in the border like you've done. I'll have to think about adding that idea in some where.

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    1. The birds do seem to like it Kelli

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  5. Sue, your little border is so lush and calm. I think gardens that have plants more 'plunked down' rather than carefully planned are more interesting. I grant you, I think that way because it's how I garden. lol. Cheers, Jenni

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    1. I guess nature works this way Jenni - unless there is a grand plan written down somewhere.

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  6. I like your little mish mash garden - it's looking a bit battered with all the rain just like mine - wouldn't it be lovely if the rain stopped and allowed the flowers to stand upright again.

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    1. It would be good Elaine even the rain being more gentle would help,

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  7. I think your garden is looking great Sue..I love it when all the plants intermingle in this way ...I have a friend who has the same effect in her garden and with the weather we've had it really is thriving as yours seems to be.

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    1. The mature perennials are thriving Tanya but the new ones I planted this year are struggling to get going. I can'y complain as they were good plants.

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