The ideas that I’ve come up with last winter are taking shape. I’d like some space for some more exciting plants and having just been to Highland Liliums Garden Centre I came away with more than the one plant I wanted to buy… So I’ve decided to extend the flower beds and reduce the size of the lawn. No, I won’t go as mad as on the picture, but more sinuous curves would be nice and accommodating for my new treasures. Fortunately I took lots of photographs last year and can tell where plants that are not showing yet are positioned, that way I can arrange the existing plants and the new arrivals in a co-ordinated way of shape, size, texture and colour. Many of the gardening books tell you to move plants in autumn, but I find that spring is the best time in our northern climate. But if I go on another plant binge I might have to do the same thing in autumn – here’s fingers crossed that the plants will put up with it all and thrive.
Enjoy your garden and any changes that your are planning to make to it!