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Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Purple Bed



This is the flower bed beside the conservatory which already had several purple/blue things growing. I've dug out some yellow flowered plants - I have no idea what they were  but they had small, weedy looking, pale yellow flowers! There are also two clumps of Crocosmia, which I've left in for now until I think of what to replace them with.
Compost has been forked into the gaps and the Osteospermum  will go here along with any other purple things I can find for later in the summer. A purple Heuchera will be something to look out for, there are a couple in another flower bed but I don't thing they like being moved.
When I weeded I came across plant labels for the two clumps of ornamental grasses which are already in situ ( I'm leaving them in). £5.20 EACH. Good grief! Grasses are not my most favourite of things to grow but they look OK here.
Front right corner of the picture is a pigs Jawbone..........Weird, I've left it there........for now

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Sue

9 comments:

  1. I bet that border will look pretty when it's all in flower.
    Funnily enough DD has just gone up to the garden centre to buy some Crocosmia if they have any. It's one of my favourite things-x-

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    1. I could send you a large clump! I used to like them but have gone off orange

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  2. Heuchera move fine, if it is a big clump just break off a piece and plant, it may sulk for a while but I have never had a problem doing it this way. Good luck. How exciting moving to a existing established garden, it will be full of surprises no doubt. Hope your dear husband is enjoying being back home, I send him Best Wishes for his recovery. it's a long road but I am sure one worth taking.

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    1. Oh thank you for that info. I'll have a go at breaking a bit off once we get over the cold spell forecast for next week

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  3. I have a purple border too. And my was quite by happenstance when I just stuck some alliums in the ground by some dwarf lilacs just to do something with them. Then I discovered the previous owner of our house had planted some lilac colored tulips there and some irsies. I planted a purple rose called bleau magenta there and now it's quite a lovely little garden to behold.

    HUgs
    Jane

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  4. I love purple and blue flowers. I think your border is gorgeous.

    God bless.

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  5. I thoroughly approve of your purple borders!!

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  6. The border looks lovely... seems you're settling in nicely, both inside and out.

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  7. The border looks nice although the pigs jaw bone is a bizarre find! Everything is coming up as usual in our garden apart from the jasmine which i seem to have killed off. Might just go for another clematis. They seem able to take care of themselves. X

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