End of Month View: March 2017

The front garden is beginning to come into its own with the small narcissus and Euphorbia flowers bringing some real zing to the border.  You may recall that last month I said I was thinking of filling the bigger border with small narcissus. Well I am rethinking this as if you look very carefully you will see that the narcissus are all facing away from the house which means I am looking at the back of the flowers.  If I fill the big border with narcissus then the only person who might see the flowers properly would be the postman!

I have finally dug over the whole of the front garden and moved the original perennials forward that were being dwarfed by the Grevillea.  I have also top dressed the whole space with green waste from the local waste dump.

There isn’t that much to see in the big border at the moment as the perennials and grasses have been cut down and are just leafing up now.  I’m thinking that camassias or alliums might look good in this space next year to give interest before the asters come into their own.

Anyway, that’s the front garden at the end of March just under a year since we lifted the front lawn.  I’m thrilled with how good the space is already looking and it will be interesting to see how the perennials develop through the year.

All are welcome to join in with the End of Month meme.  You can use it how you like all I ask is that you add a link to your post in the comment box below and is possible it would be great if you could link to this post from your post.

Author: Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited

28 thoughts on “End of Month View: March 2017”

  1. Oh, yes. That layout is definitely working now. It’s nice to still have the path as a way of getting deep into the borders; but definitely better than a lawn!

    In contrast, this month I feel like my garden contains all the potential bits and pieces of a good garden, just not yet in the right order:

    https://nextsquaremetre.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/end-of-month-view-march-2017-a-deconstructed-garden/

    Fingers crossed we’ll be starting building retaining walls at the beginning of May!

  2. I love the purple honesty and lime green euphorbia in the garden, they really compliment each other and pull the eye around the garden. It looks so lovely, you’ve done a great job there. Hopefully the small community garden here will look as great soon (no particularly progress yet this month), but I’ve written about the veg patch garden flowers this month. (So many early tulips!)
    https://urbanvegpatch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/ransoms-rhubarb-rosemary-beetles-my.html

  3. I have the same problem with my daffodils. They are facing away from the summerhouse. Your garden is looking really beautiful Helen. Lots of hard work there, and it’s paid off. Here’s my contribution this month- a few days late, but it’s a hectic time. https://karengimson.wordpress.com/

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