As it’s the end of the year I thought I would do a round-up of the End of Month posts through the year showing how various parts of the garden change with the seasons – you can locate the area by looking at the garden map via the tab at the top of the post.
First up is the staging area which never stops to earn its keep. The Jasmine planted in the corner is beginning to put on some growth and I hope that it will over the coming year cloth the trellis in glossy leaves.
The Spring/Patio Border off the patio actually seems to be of more interest in late summer rather than Spring when it is meant to be uplifting to look out on to. I need to add more bulbs to it and I might splash out this spring on some pots of flowering bulbs to give instant effect. I am also hoping that the Edgeworthia added during the year will provide some colour in the next month.
The hardy succulent trough in the front garden has been more successful than I ever thought it would be. Whilst the Sempervivums are hardy I wasn’t so sure about the Agaves planted along side so the whole thing is covered in fleece at the moment while our temperatures are low.
The Cottage Border running along the top of the wall has been a regular inclusion in the End of Month View for a couple of years now. This year it had a real revamp when I removed the delphiniums which were taking up all the space. Instead more roses have been added along with Japanese Anemones for late summer interest. It will be interesting to see how the border develops in 2015.
The former Bog Garden appeared some months but not every month. Like much of the garden it is hard to get a good view/angle of the border and it isn’t the most interesting part of the garden.
This view didn’t appear until May but it has become one of my favourite of the garden showing the top of the Big Border and the front of the old Bog Garden. I think these two areas may be the focus of next year’s End of Month View.
The Hardy Exotic Border and the seating area were new in 2014 and seem to be establishing well. It will be interesting to see how the plants come through the winter. I think this is an area I might feature in 2015 too.
This is another favourite view of the garden although I don’t think there will be much change to it through the year aside from the coming and going of the leaves on the tree so the jury is still out on whether or not to include this view in next year’s posts.
I also think I might include the Woodland border to the left of the garden. It has had a bit of a change in 2014 with the loss of the Acer so it might be interesting to focus on it for a year to see where it needs improving.
So that is the garden in 2014. Any one is welcome to join in with the meme and to use it how they wish. Some find it helpful to focus on one part of the garden through the year, others give us a tour – whatever works for you. All I ask is that you leave a comment with a link to this meme in the comment box and you link to the meme in your post.