Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The New Wall

We finished the wall this afternoon and Marianne has it all nicely backfilled. Now we're just waiting for a load of fill to level the ground behind it before we begin preparing the new herb garden. Thursday we'll plant a row of boxwood along the top of the old wall, in the three foot strip we left for that purpose. The bushes will extend from the corner of the dingle behind Flavia's garden, to the far corner of the gallery, and provide a nice formal element, and a little badly needed winter interest. We already have baby box balls next to the archive door, on the outside corners of the beds on either side of the grass ramp and on either side of the steps, for a little continuity of design.
The late chrysanthemums are just beginning to bloom in Sally's (really Edna's)garden, the zinnias are still contributing their splashy colour and the red stems of a heritage chard seem designed to compliment the incredible red flowers on the pineapple sage. It's a wonderful time to be in the garden.

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