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Galvanised Planters

March 3, 2016

These planters are good value at £4 and require nothing more than a few holes punched in the base ready to be planted up with all manner of flowering plants. They were purchased from Wilcos along with anemone de caen corms which were soaked overnight and then planted 10 cm deep …


Two more containers were planted a few months back with the dwarf bulbous perennial Iris reticulata bulbs in one and the scented narcissus ‘Thalia’ in the other…


And on the subject of good value garden gizmos a bundle of 10 pea sticks measuring 120 cm tall cost £1 from Poundland…DSCN6267

I’ve decided that the terrace outside the kitchen door needs to have the rusty uprights greened up to frame the view into the rest of the garden. I’ve chosen a Spring flowering climber Akebia quinata which has unusual scented deep-purple flowers. It’s semi-evergreen and will grow to 10 m in ten years …


The cut flowers this week are the Hellebore ‘single pink spotted’ with a white periwinkle…DSCN6263

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2016 1:00 pm

    I like the enticing view to your garden from the window.

    • March 4, 2016 2:10 pm

      Ah thanks Christine. The garden is just coming alive but looks interesting in winter with the box and beech hedges.

  2. March 4, 2016 11:27 am

    Me too, the box balls lead the eye very nicely. What a beautiful hellebore, the spots really stand out against the pure white petals.

  3. March 4, 2016 2:14 pm

    And thanks Kate. I sort of chose the Akebia imagining the plum flowers would look good against the distant orange of the beech hedges.

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