Saturday, 28 June 2014

June jobs

Despite a dry month, the garden is really looking good right now. We've been running around the garden (literally at times) setting up sprinklers and trying to keep things watered. We have also been replanting bedding areas which have gone over. The challenge is to do this in such a way that it doesn't create massive holes throughout the garden.  Therefore we prioritize which areas need to be redone first, and stagger the timing of our removal and replanting of different areas. This approach is more subtle and allows for new plantings to fill in before we tackle another area. 

Planting Salvia 'Amistad' in the Peacock Garden

Newly planted Canna 'Wyoming' in the Peacock Garden

Part of this process is making sure we have the necessary stock to select from. So all the while we continue to sow seed, prick out, and pot on seasonal bedding material. It's all intertwined, and requires a good deal of multi-tasking.

A fresh batch of seedlings

This is another facet of succession gardening, which is a lot of work, but worthwhile for us to provide a continuous show in the garden throughout the season.