A regular update on the progress of our dream garden project.
So I’ve been a little self-indulgent this weekend. After complaining last week that there were too many gaps in the herbaceous border, I decided to just mosey my way through the garden centre, just in case there was anything on offer.
Rather a lot, it turns out. These pots of oriental and asiatic lilies were so reduced that buying them in full bloom was cheaper than buying bulbs. So I bought them all.
As you can see from the top photo, the latest update of the dream garden, the red asiatic lilies have gone into the herbaceous border as I’d realised while mulling my gappy border problem that what would really lift it in late summer would be warm, rich colours, and deep red seemed like a great idea.
I still want some rich red and yellow dahlias, and perhaps also some more yellow rudbeckia, but that’s for next year… unless I find more plants reduced in the garden centre.
I do already have lilies on the patio, but now I’ll have them all around the garden.
16 August critique
Still more late summer colour needed. Everywhere. And thick leafiness in the herbaceous border.
Veg patch is bare. We harvested all our potatoes last week and now have a big gap. Autumn and winter veg have been sown.
Keep those ideas on how to improve the dream garden coming: I take all of them on board (even the ones I then decide to disagree with). And tweet @fennelandfern with pictures from your own gardens too. I’ll add them below.
@fennelandfern weeded most of our plot, deadheaded, harvested potato bags, generally worked really hard to get ready for Open day on Sat.
— pat masterman (@nanof2bratz) August 16, 2015