Six on Saturday: another step, more roses, bird table and hedgerow history

The new rosebed is taking shape. My lovely husband cut back the turf and put in a nicely curved edge that he can neatly mow around, and I’ve planted out a rosemary and half a dozen roses. There’s Nye Bevan, Vanessa Bell, Lark Ascending and Scarborough Fair. I’ve moved into that spot a ‘Keep smiling’, ‘Nostalgia Taneiglt’ and ‘Blyth spirit’ from other spots in the garden.

Most of the roses are yellows, with a touch of peach and deep red. I’m excited for how this will look in summer next year. I’ve wanted to plant a rose bed for a very long time, and its fantastic to finally make it happen. 🙂

Simon the amazing gardener has put a ‘stargazing window’ into the pergola, and added a step up to the deck…

We moved the bird table from the front to the back garden, and it’s much more popular in its new position.

I picked six teeny flowers for a teeny vase: salvia amethyst, cyclamen and nasturtium

And last week, I collected a few tree seedlings from neighbours for the Shared Earth hedgerow project. We’ve not exactly decided where these will be planted, so they’re waiting in a bed for a few weeks till we’re ready for planting. There’s a Christmas day planting session planned, it might be that we plant these then!

Hedgerows are amazing – just for @Tony Tomeo, here’s a bit of history of Britain’s hedges, some of them go back thousands of years.

From the People’s Trust for Endangered species

Have a super week, and check out ‘Six on Saturday’ for more garden shenanagins.

J x

2 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: another step, more roses, bird table and hedgerow history

  1. Oh my; I did not intend to interfere with your Six on Saturday. It is interesting though, and, although you mentioned it earlier, it is fascinating to realize that hedges have been cultivated there almost as long as the oldest of the giant redwoods have been alive. (The redwoods were not planted, of course.) I just mentioned to someone recently that pollarding and coppicing, which are respected horticultural procedures there are unacceptable here. I do not recommend either procedure, but only because I know of no other arborist who will perform it, at least properly. No one seems to get that both procedures have been in use for a very long time in Europe.


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