The Woodland Forest Garden

In the Garden – September 2021

The woodland garden, while new, is providing splashes of colour.  On the edge, the clivia were in bloom, though not as stunning as in previous years, when the sun hit them they glowed!  While the Spring Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum) bulbs have clearly found their place, filling in a gap, and flowering. Hopefully, in time, they will naturalise and call this little corner their home.


 In the Garden – May 2021

Work continued, and the plan for the woodland garden began to come together.  Logs and branches were used to create the outline of the beds, creating distinct walkways throughout.  Plants gradually made their way into the ground, including arisarum vulare (friar’s cowl) from my late mother’s garden planted around the based of a birdbath, an elkhorn fern gifted to me by my friend Ann, mounted on a log that had had a wire basket nailed to the top and planted with the ever hardy spider plant  and the elkhorns that were already flourishing in the Chinese Elm gifted to me by another beautiful friend, Beth, gave the area a kind of established feel.  The agapanthus were already in place, and I had to free two massive clumps of aspidistra (originally from my late grandmothers home) from the pots that they have lived in for years, so that they could be planted out, both into the garden and into two new pots ready to be placed inside our front entrance.  Still a great deal more work to be done, but it is coming together and giving me a great deal of pleasure in its creation.



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