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An English City Garden

25 Mar 2016 3:40PM   Views : 931 Unique : 461

Whilst it would have been very nice to take the cameras out today, especially with Sue having her new Pentax K-3, we felt shamed into doing something about our garden. It's not a large garden, but it soon gets out of hand when we don't pay attention. The odd thing is that I used to like gardening - I was really keen in my late teens - but as the years have rolled by I've found it less and less attractive as a way to use any leisure time. Add to that a dislike of garden centres and we have a recipe for a mess....

However, the people at Bent's Garden Centre were very nice to us and very helpful as we tried to select some water-hungry plants that would thrive in our boggy soil. This place started as bent's Roses some years ago, basically run from a small shed, and now it looks like this:

That's quite some development. They also welcome photography these days, so that makes me much happier to be there. There's certainly plenty of colour around the place:


We selected various plants that seemed to fit the needs of the soil. That is, waterlogged with a clay base, and chose Japanese Iris, Lupins (that's marginal but I like Lupins), Salix caprea (Kilmarnock) and Photinia x fraseri (Scarlet Blaze). The pictures of the garden don't look much as it's all new planting now, plus fences need painting, but here goes:



Even that took a few hours, so now it's wait and see how it all grows into place. When it's all resplendent with colour i'll be sure to share some pictures!

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