Have you ever felt that there is no place in the garden to plant something new?
I did for last couple of months - this made me feel.... mmm... limited... - sounds familiar?
Do you know that's not truth? There is alway space for something cute to plant. On th little patch many plants will still fit :) This is what I decided will be my motto after seeing that little, cute erica in the shop. Can you see the little flowers growing around the stem - they look like painted circles.
I found little patch for 3 new erica by getting rid of another piece of lawn. This time I chose a place close to the pond, so I can see little flowers entire november directly from the livingroom window.
This is most sunny and hottest spot entire year round, which is not best for watergarden, but at the time of choosing the location my awareness of that fact was non existent. It will get better with the time - after trees and shrubberies will mature.
If you have closer look at the edge of the border, you see the logs. Earlier this year cherry tree needed some pruning - and this is the way to use again pruned branches - they will 1/ prevent gras from growing into the border, 2/ make lawnmowing easier 3/ little life creatures will get good place to live - that makes garden more biodiversified, which means more similar to natural and easier to maintain.
Thare one thing that bothers me - I bought the plants as Diane Hornibroski. To my highest surprise, googling is not showing any results. Usually if there is a plant - wherever in the world, however rare it is - you can find a trace of it by googling. This time NOPE! no such plant on this planet. Any idea why? I really would like to solve this puzzle...
By arranging little new patch, I removed some irises to a better place as well - while doing it don't forget to plant it on the surface of the soil - rhizome should be laying on it facing south for better sun exposure, which it needs. Just its thin roots should be buried in the soil. It will give you much more healthy plants and abundance of flowers June next year.