Friday, May 24

When four became twelve.

Do you remember this picture of the collection of plants that recently found their way home with me after a visit to a nearby garden centre?
I explained that some of them were to replace the plants that went awol from my Living Lid in my post here but what about the others.

In the alpine section plants were being sold in groups of six - you could buy one of course but by buying six you got each plant a little cheaper. So I'd found four plants for the Living Lid and just needed another two to make up my six. Any gardener faced with an array of plants from which to choose just two will empathise with the difficulty that I had. Martyn found a couple he fancied too so in the end we came away with twelve.

In addition to the sempervivum and sedum already listed in the previous post we bought - Veronica prostrata - Nestor, Chaenorhinum origanifolium - Blue Dreams, Mazus repans, Campanula poscharskyana - Hirsch Blue, Anthemis - White Carpet, Delosperma cooper, Lewisia Cotyledon - Sunset and Lycnis alpina.

The idea was that these would be added to fill in some spaces in the Pebble Garden and also plant up a further ledge below the main part of this garden area. You can just see the area that I mean in the bottom right of the photo below. At the moment it house my baby primrose plants.
Things didn't exactly go to plan as I used six more of the plants in the main part of the Pebble Garden.
That left me with just two plants - neither of which would be happy on the ledge but not to worry I can find them a place to be happy.

But I'm left with no plants for the ledge area - oh dear - I'll have to go back to the garden centre!

And I'd better confess I bought a clematis - Cezanne too. It was just crying out to me that it would love to live in the blue and white border!


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

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    1. Moi non plus! But they were all really necessary purchases except those chosen by mMrtyn!

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  2. Yes it's all Martyn's fault! ;-) I bet the garden centre will be delighted to see you back so soon! The garden is looking lovely.

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    1. Maybe another lunch date too, Crystal :)

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  3. Lol....I would have come out with 24 plants and a few more of those beautiful blue clematis!

    That pebble garden is just adorable, I can't wait to see it fill out!xxxx

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    1. I can manage a bit of restraint, Snowbird.

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  4. What a lovely pebble garden,I have a weak spot for most things blue so am sure I would have come away with the clematis too.Enjoy your next shop !

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    1. I certainly will Flowerlady.

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  5. It is all looking wonderful Sue. It must be heart breaking to have to go back and purchase yet more plants for the garden but I am sure you will mange it..lol. Can't wait to see what you bring home next time!!

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    1. I know, Tanya - how I suffer for my garden!

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