Saturday, 1 August 2020

Garden Ideas 4

Slightly out of focus, but you get the idea. This side of the garden hasn't been touched yet, apart from a bit of weeding, but I gave it some thought yesterday. The crocosmia will stay in the garden but will be divided between the various flower beds and I'll stick to this red one, which is Lucifer. 

The two climbing roses are growing against trellis which is fixed to the fence on this side. I share ownership of the fence with my neighbour and we've already discussed replacing it in a couple of years. We'll most likely opt for concrete posts where the fence panels slot in and can be removed for easy maintenance or replacement. I'm quite happy with that decision but it does mean that neither household will be able to have trellis on the fence panels in the future - this affects all the climbers, mine and theirs. I don't want to lose the two roses so will ask Danielle if cutting them right back and training them on obelisks is a viable option and if it is, work out when will be the best time to do it.

I've been trying to decide whether I think three obelisks will be too much for the garden, assuming the climbers can be trained on them. The third one will be in the centre bed for the burgundy clematis and this perennial climbing sweet pea  to grow up. 

I've decided on these small rose bushes (or similar) in pots, but maybe one in the centre bed, and I also want to buy a couple of the smaller fuchsia varieties for growing in pots as well. I need to find a couple of medium size shrubs, about 1 mtr x 1mtr, to fill a couple of other spaces but I don't really know what I want, except evergreen if possible and repeat flowering during the summer. 

I still have to make my mind up about the airy fairy plants and the daisies. I have a list of ideas a mile long so am whittling it down and trying to work out flowering periods to spread the interest throughout the season ... more about that another time.


  1. Your crocosmia look so nice! I really like the red color. I'm sure the roses will adapt well to growing up an obelisk. We prune our roses in January, but, Danielle will know the best time for you to prune your roses. I am enjoying reading your garden plans. :)

    1. I prefer the red crocosmia to the orange variety. They've taken over where they are through so need to be moved.

      I'm hoping the obelisk solution is feasable - I'll know on Tuesday so can get them ordered if it's the way forward.

      I'm glad you're enjoying reading about my plans - I am certainly getting a lot of enjoyment from the planning myself.

  2. It's great that you and your neighbor can agree on such a practical choice. The ease of maintenance sounds like a winner. I love that red flower!

    1. The current fence should be okay for another couple of years and then we'll make our choice. Easy maintenance is a must and a fence where the panels can be removed for painting and/or repair is the best choice, I think.

      I love the red crocosmia. It's more usually grown with orange flowers which I'm not as fond of.