Monday, June 4

Pebble garden

I posted recently that I was creating a sort of rockery on the right of the garden pond. It's not really a rockery as it is minus the rocks so I'm naming it The Pebble Garden.

I'm still collecting small plants for this area and spotted one in a recent trawl around garden centres (when we were looking for summerhouse furniture).
It's a houstonia caerulea - Texas Blue. The common name is bluets and I understand that it grows wild in parts of the US. I was attracted to the lovely blue colour of the flowers.

A pebble garden really does have to have pebbles otherwise it is no better than a rock garden without rocks is it?  We have chosen a 'mulch' or 'dressing' called Golden Flint.
All the rain that we have suddenly been having certainly shows off the colours of the pebbles.

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  1. I love pebble gardens, I think its because I really like the delicate rockery plants that tend to be planted in them. Yours looks great.

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    1. Still one or two more plants to pop in Liz, but I'm not sure what they will be until I see them

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  2. This look lovely Sue...did you put membrane down before the pebbles to make keeping it tidy easier??

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    1. No I didn't put down any membrane Tanya. To be honest weeding doesn't seem to be a problem in the garden possibly becuase most of it doesn't get dug and digging brings the weed seeds to the surface to germinate. It's not a large area anyway and laying membrane would have been fiddly because of the shape and the stump.

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  3. The pebble garden is a great idea. Its so much fun to develop a new area! The bluets plant is a really nice choice.

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    1. It is fun developing new areas Kelli and this year there has been no shortage of areas to develop and still more to come. Then we'll start again.

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  4. maybe get some thyme in there..... it would love it?

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    1. It would Muddy, although we do have quite a few thymes in our herb pots.

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  5. I have my won pebble garden, but it is really a pea gravel pathway. Plants just seem to love to sprout up out of gravel. More than a few times I have thought of learning from this accidental garden and building upon the idea of a pebble garden.

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    1. I bet it's interesting seeing just what does sprout up Jennifer.

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  6. Looks very good, did you ever come up with something small and scented?

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    1. Not yet BW - I saw some dianthus in the garden centre but they would have grown too big - I'm looking for diminutive!

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  7. I love pebble garden too but i's hard to maintain right?
    The blue flowers look good!

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    1. The only thing to do for maintenance is to make sure that the plants don't spread too much Malar which isn't a problem with such a small bed.

      There is also the matter of removing any weeds but that's the same with any gardening.

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