10 Aug

After the week we have had so far in London and across the country (I’m not going to go any deeper into it right now) I decided I needed a little beauty in my life.

So I headed to the garden centre to buy new plants!!

On Monday I cleaned out our front garden which had been needing it for a few months now. I got rid of the three foot weeds, cut back the dying and dead branches off the Rose and bush. And generally made the area nicer.

It needed to be an area that was going to develop over time and that didn’t need much care and attention.
I decided to go with a few flowering evergreen shrubs, a few perennials, and some smaller border plants to brighten it all up.

After I dug up the soil and added some compost I was ready to plant!!

I began by planting the Fuscia I was given from a friend for my birthday, against the small wall as it will continue to grow (hopefully) and become a nice cover for the wall as it is not particularly attractive.


I added the yellow Chrysanthemum to block some old roots and placed the Dianthus around the border.

There was another old root that I can’t remove slightly sticking out so the other side of it I planted the Hebe Variegata as once it grows it should help to hide the root!!


Sticking to the yellow purple theme I added the other Chrysanthemum to the front corner and surrounded it, and the Hebe with Gazania.


I have had a few beautiful containers sitting in my kitchen now that were gifts from my family for my birthday so I took the opportunity to pot some beautiful hanging Lobelia in them and they just look adorable!

Tool basket


Watering can


To sit in the centre of the Lobelia I potted a pretty Argyranthemum and my front garden was complete!


I really wanted to add a lavender too but ran out of space so maybe I’ll just buy one anyway and keep it in the pot!!


2 Responses to “beauty”

  1. pip 10 August 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    what a good idea! I never usually think about planting in August but i may make a trip to the garden centre myself tomorrow :)

  2. emmms 10 August 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Lou, it looks amazing!!!! Wow, I’m, so impressed! I can’t wait to see it in real life!

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