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April 2005

And this is the back garden after I had sorted it out a bit.

The front remained more or less untouched - with the plants destined for it still in pots or carrier bags!

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Bed 1 contained an apple tree, a Camellia which proved to be a medium pink, but un-named, three Clematis and various others that emerged and were removed or stayed for the present.The garden seat was very heavy to move - thank goodness it fits the curve nicely where it is.
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The containers were sorted into sun side and shade side and placed accordingly.Bed 2 was cleared of quite a few boring things which were replaced by several of my own plants.
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Bed 3 on the left contained a small Mahonia and yet another Clematis. (The tufa was also a heavy moving job!)Bed 4, to the left, contained a Camellia, Azalaea and Clematis 'Vyvyan Pennell' - actually labelled and very definitely not a favourite! The small bed 5 to the right had yet another Clematis, probably a Montana, plus a Geranium of some kind.
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The paving looked so nice and weed-free didn't it ....The wall bed contained the very obviously flourishing Passiflora, Saxifraga x urbium and what appeared to be a Japanese anemone.
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The wooden tub in which the Arisaemas and a couple of Epimediums had lived decided to disintegrate completely when moved. They were 'transplanted' very hastily into a large pot instead. This did not appear to put them off in the slightest - Arisaema amurense had one of its best flowers after the move.Arisaema ringens also flowered very happily in its more modest manner.
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Erythronium americanum, plus a few weeds, was perfectly at home ....... while Erythronium 'Pagoda' went mad as usual. I suspect that if I threw a handful on a rubbish tip they would flourish.
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The tiny Arenaria balearica flowered in its sink around a Cyclamen (self sown) and Leucojum autumnale.Rhododendron 'Patty Bee' flowered nicely in Bed 2.
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Meanwhile, the plants destined for the front garden sat in their pots and carrier bags ...At least Viburnum 'Mohawk' was happy - it had been waiting in its pot for six years, so a bit longer would not hurt. I was just glad I had never got round to planting it.

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