Making a Front Garden

Transforming Hillary’s front garden

Back in early May I mentioned that I was making big changes out front, well, I never did say it was to our garden!

Hillary (3)

Perhaps I was bigging it up a bit, referring to what I had been up to as some major project, I mean, it isn’t exactly Alan Titchmarsh stuff.

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Veronicastrum Red Arrows

Plant profile for Veronicastrum  Red Arrows

The flowers of Veronicastrum Sibericum Red  Arrows are not the colour which you may well expect them to be.

Veronicastrum 'Red Arrows

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Growing Lily of the Valley

Plant profile Lily of the Valley

 in pots, nothing could be simpler or more satisfying than growing lily of the valley.

Lily of the valley 'Convallaria Majalis' (12)

Growing Lily of the Valley

I suppose there are umpteen perennials which can be grown successfully in pots. As for ourselves in the past we generally only grew annuals in them..

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Caragana Arborescens Siberian Peatree

The Caragana Arborescens Siberian Peatree

Caragana arborescens (7)

At four feet tall (120cm) its a real mini tree. Sitting in the front garden and viewed from the living room window it is dwarfed by the large specimen’s in the woodland directly behind it.

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leucanthemum Goldrush

Leucanthemum Goldrush

I am always on the lookout for flowering perennials which  have the habit of Summer bedding. plants

leucanthemum goldrush

Well, what I mean is, you know how Summer bedding plants bloom from late May through till October.

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