DINING FOR CHARITY

RIGHT, FROM TOP: horned pansy; Rosa Boule de Neige; Artemisia Powis Castle; Lilium regale-, Bergenia beesiana Beethoven; Iris White City; Gladiolus Ice Cap; Artemisia ludoviciana Silver Queen; Santolina Edward Bowles. I have been busy with the silver and white border, cutting out turf for the enlarged shape. I couldnt ask for better soil; it is easily workable down to 2 ft, with no clay at all -1 am blessed. DINING FOR CHARITY I dont even have to double-dig, but Im still planting everything with generous amounts of nicely well-rotted horse manure. Sourcing plants for the border is taking time, but I refuse to compromise. If I cant find them now, I can always get them in the autumn and fill the gaps for the summer with Nicotiana sylvestris and N. langsdorffii (the green flowers of the latter are allowed!). One of the first plants to go in was Hemerocallis Joan Senior, a day lily with palest yellow flowers with a hint of green. In the FROM TOP: the flowerbeds in Roddy Llewellyns garden are beginning to take shape; Humulus lupulus Aureus; Jasminum officinale Fiona Sunrise, a rampant climber; Choisya ternata Sundance, the yellow-leaved version of Mexican Orange Blossom, is a popular, colourful plant. I have chosen a yellow-leaved jasmine to disguise my state-of-the-art oil tank munching your way through an entire herbaceous border would give you a nasty tummy ache.

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