Last year, my post began when the work got under way. There was a lot of hard labour involved in the first couple of posts but this year it's going to be different. All the hard work has already been done. Leaving me to do nothing else except watch the garden grow. Again, I intend to focus on one particular spot - The Front Garden. These shots taken on Thursday, sees the garden with a light covering of snow. Since there is little else to see right now, it adds a bit of interest. This is the view standing on the front step.
|Looking west into the open fields over the river|
I've left a small circular lawn in the centre of the garden, the Roses I planted at the end of summer/early autumn are intended to be the stars of the show and they will be joined by a variety of perennials throughout the year.
|View from in front of the house|
Looking towards the houses, I live on the end of a row of four terraced houses and we are not allowed fencing out the front more than 3ft in height. I have added a bit of height by topping it off with trellising. Elsewhere in the garden the trellis is square edged, I thought I do something a bit different out here. I hoped that the curved lines would add a bit of character. I'm not at all convinced but they are there now and there they will stay for now!
|View towards the house|
As for colour scheme, I originally wanted a scheme of warm reds/oranges and yellows contrasting with deep purples but some cooler blues have slipped since I toiled to source plants in the exact colour of purple I wanted. I
Last to go in the ground in autumn were the 200 Crocus sieberi Spring Beauty and 25 Iris (Dutch) Bronze Beauty bulbs I bought from Peter Nyssen. This is the first time I've bought bulbs online. I used Peter Nyssen after reading that a few of you recommended them in your posts. I under planted all the roses with the Crocus and the Iris have been planted in groups of 5 here and there. They should be the first plants to bloom this year.
|Crocus sieberi Spring Beauty foliage End of January 2015|