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Lavender Hidcote border.

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The narrow border infront of the pool area needed to be sorted out.I’m forever looking for new projects to do.This week my OH bought home one Hidcote plant from Tesco,only 2.99.It gave me the idea to buy 4 more to plant in the border.Sadly,when he returned they were all sold! Had to resort to the GC where they were 8.99! Such a difference!
There isn’t much depth of soil there,so I bulked it up with a mixture of compost, garden soil and grit.I’ve also used a mineral mulch(cobbles) around each plant. We’ll have to see how they settle there.The site is in full sun.Hidcote are one of the hardiest Lavenders unlike French Lavender which is only frost hardy.
Have included a few photos to show the finished area.


The last photo was taken before the rain arrived. This morning the Roses are looking rather disheveled.

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your garden is a real treat, Julia. The lavender idea is wonderful... would you mind if I used the idea of the fencing and row planting near my streamside garden? It's brilliant...just what I need to define an area. My area would not be as refined as yours, but, I have 4 lenghths of bleached cedar to serve as posts and pruned branches that might serve as cross members. ..it's raining and the mercury is going to hit 37 degrees C. today... Are you getting enough rain?... we need it already. Dry as a bone and it's not even mid June. after a late start in the greenhouse my lavender is still in pots... this year I bought more seed for lavender and blue fescue to line the meadow walk.

10 Jun, 2020

 

that will be a haven for bees butterflies and moths. well done for realising a lovely 'mini project'.
the garden is looking good.

10 Jun, 2020

 

I love lavender so am very fond of your new idea. I think they will be very happy there and will give you a beautifully scented little hedge.
Your garden is looking lovely.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Does your husband look faint when you come up with a new project?? Mine does.
It will be lovely once the flowers are out and the bees are all over it.
The shots of your garden inspire me on to better things: the OH will be as white as a sheet!

10 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you very much for all your kind comments,....
Lori, I take your comment as a compliment....please do go ahead with your 'Lavender ' project...don't forget to post photos of your work....I'll be so eager to see how it develops.
Phew 37deg Celsius....that's hot....you may have to use your stream to keep cool.
SB, I'm hoping the Lavenders thrive and as you say,attract wildlife.
Chris,The hedge where it is planted is very frequently walked past,the fragrance will be a joy.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Anget,that is so true....the palor changes to a fixed glazed expression !!!!....I do hope your husband doesn't react too badly.
Thank you for your comments.😊

10 Jun, 2020

 

It does look good Meadow, and so much interest in your garden. I have quite a lot of Hidcote and Munstead, they're my favourite lavenders and keep neat too. Another lavender I have grows very tall and floppy with long flowers, a beautiful scent but untidy with it..

10 Jun, 2020

 

That's going to be lovely when you sit there in the sun with the perfume so near to you.

10 Jun, 2020

 

I wouldn't have thought of putting a row of lavender there, which just shows what I know - brilliant choice and should give you pleasure for a long time.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Good to hear,Janey,they keep their shape.....Rose,that's what I'm looking forward to with a glass of wine and GW magazine. Stera thank you so much.Time will tell.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Love lavender! It’s fragrant, colourful, wildlife friendly, attractive and evokes the Mediterranean! What’s not to like!
Great idea, Julia. Looks very effective.
Your other pics of the garden look lovely as always.

10 Jun, 2020

 

Many thanks, Katex

11 Jun, 2020

 

most definitely a compliment, Meadow. along with the heat we got sheets and sheets of rain...and thunder and lightening to clear the air. Hidcote is the only lavender that survives here and it's coming back now... Have some in the gh.. will finish with the pond and post my progress for you. Thanks again.

11 Jun, 2020

 

Look forward to seeing all your work,Lori....How long do you think it will take you to complete?

11 Jun, 2020

 

love the pond and surrounding area, do you get any problem with blanket weed in there, if so how do you get rid of it

11 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you Dave...I use to have quite a lot of blanket weed,but a combination of no fish and more water surface coverage seems to have done the trick...

11 Jun, 2020

 

it's number 27! the list is long! I checked out the cedar prunings and I think the arching branches will look well as a railing!

12 Jun, 2020

 

Oh! 27 on the job list??
Good luck..
Can't wait to see it..
No pressure!

12 Jun, 2020

 

:-))

12 Jun, 2020

 

That looks lovely Julia ... well worth the extra expense to fulfil your idea! Really effective design🙂.

12 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you so much Sheila..I just hope they grow well there.🙂

14 Jun, 2020

 

I am just catching up with GOY......a lovely idea, we have done something similar, not as tidy as yours though.
As you sit for a coffee etc the scent should waft over....we both love using lavender in the borders".

2 Jul, 2020

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