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Garden developments



New large crevice bed

Over this summer, we’ve built a new large crevice type display bed in the garden. It is a 1.2m tall raised stone bed with a deeply creviced display area, filled with a mix of approximately two-thirds grit and sand, and the remainder John Innes no1. Planted with lots of slow growing cushion alpines, it includes a selection of early spring flowering kabschia saxifrages. The labels will be removed once we've catalogued the planting. We’ll build a bit of a roof over it for the wet winter months and it should look stunning in spring when the nursery reopens. A wonderful range the kabschia saxifrages will be available on our website from the end of October 2015 – be quick as they’ll soon sell out!

 

Trough revamp

Some of our stone troughs were in need of a bit of a revamp so we’ve replanted 5 of them this summer. One is filled with Gentiana saxosa and looks stunning in its sunny spot; another is filled with Cyclamen ‘Lake Garda’ and nestles in light shade beneath the pine trees to brighten up an otherwise drab area covered in pine needles!  Saxifraga 'Tumbling Waters' has also been used as a single planting which is pleasing in its simplicity. We’ve utilised a geometric pattern using little Armeria juniperifolia cushions and purple slate to form a checkerboard pattern in another. It is a repeat of a design we created several years ago and has been very popular as a different way to display alpines.

Posted by Slack Top on 17/09 at 08:27 AM in General news