So last week some of you will remember there was going to be a mass cull of conifers on the banks. I am pleased to say it’s been done but the aftermath is still there *cough cough* I am hoping Him Outdoors with deal with that soon!!
You may be wondering why there is still a leylandii hedge still there? Well, for now we have to do things bit by bit since time is never in abundance in our house and it does give a degree of privacy since there is a public foot path that runs along the back. It’s never a huge issue as it’s mainly dog walkers going up into the fields but there’s still a bit of that London mistrust lingering in my bones after living up there for 17 years. We have now just passed our first year living down here!
There are grand plans for this area over the next few weeks! And we did get rid of part of the hedge here. Look how wide it is. I was a bit concerned that there might be nests in there but we did check before cutting and it’s clear. As my mum pointed out there are so many trees surrounding us with much better nesting spots in.
We have found concrete posts and wire running through! Can’t wait to get rid of it all eventually. I am thinking probably over the Autumn.
So onto the banks! I found this lovely white Dicentra poking through some other plants which is a pleasant surprise. I had this in my other garden as it’s a favourite and I have a feeling this might have hitched a lift with something else that I had brought with me and replanted (yes I did dig up my favourite plants before moving!
And this lovely Geum, another favourite. The flowers are so bright and happy and the foliage forms like a clump and is low in the ground whereas the flowers have long stems that shoot up towards the sky. A good ground cover plant.
So onto the banks we have the left side, now devoid of conifers aside from at the very top where it again provides a degree of privacy. Again, in time these will be replaced by something else (still thinking on about that one!).
And the right. I think the generally the planting on this side is much better thought out than the left.all we need now are for the rest of the flowers to come into bloom and I also have some to put in that have been grown from seed this year.
In other news , we found a toad on the top level the other night!
What’s through the gate?
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