Planting the Long Border

We had been accumulating a large number of plants whilst waiting for the new border to be completed. These we left in their pots - and, as it was over Winter, they were still dormant. However, with Spring approaching we were becoming ever more impatient to get on with the planting.

Varigated Eliagnus, Magnolia Grandiflora and Varigated Euonymus ready for planting - and sadly the Viburnum doesn't seem to have survived its move

A dark and a golden Fir with a deciduous Cercis Candensis - and transplanting Pyracanthas

With most of the shrubs planted out we found that two robins had decided to build a nest in the three Yews we had bought. Having chicks in the nest meant we were unable to disturb the bushes until the young had fledged. We were able to keep the root balls watered so the trees survived.

The three Yew trees waiting for the robins to finish nesting before being planted out

The Yew trees finally planted out - unaffected by their wait

Young perennials interspersed with annuals to brighten up the bed during the first year ( June 2010 )

There is an attempt at a colour scheme - though it has yet to mature

Long Border - March2011

Early March 2011

May 2011

May 2011

May 2011

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