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The Cedar tree at the front of the house has finally succumbed…quite sad…it was 20 years old and probably started suffering during the drought last year.
Ray,our usual tree man skillfully removed it.I did wonder whether the majestic white ‘Lucas’ foxgloves would survive the procedure as they were growing right underneath it…amazingly they did…so I gave Ray 10/10 for that!!
The removal has opened up an attractive space which had to be filled!! Couldn’t wait !!
We moved a redundant stone bird bath into the area…planted a small pinky/peach Azalea and ’ Sweet Wishes’Rose.Behind the tree stump is a pretty pink Camelia which will eventually hide it.Spread pea gravel around the planting to finish off.
In the Autumn I will add some tulips and foxgloves.
This morning I was able to find an Escallonia ‘Glowing Embers’…a compact shrub.I remember years ago they weren’t very popular due to
leaf spot disease…actually had one here which was affected but years have gone by so I’m trying again. I do like the mixture of citrus leaf colours.
Well,that’s about it for now…corner has been redesigned and much more light provided for the shrubs.
The last 2 photos show the tree before being felled.

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well you didn't let the grass grow did you/ o) o)

it looks wonderful.

1 Jun, 2024


Ah Eileen that's me,too enthusiastic at times.Thank you so much.

1 Jun, 2024


Looking good. It will be an attractive area once it gets going. Your garden is looking very lush and green.

2 Jun, 2024


Its quite exciting, isn't it! Sad to see the Cedar succumb, but, it's paved way for new purchases. Another area to reinvent in your lovely garden!

2 Jun, 2024


Always searching for another plantable area Kate! You would think that I yearned for a larger garden.

2 Jun, 2024


I have to agree, I think we're all the same, Julia! :-)

2 Jun, 2024


Looking lovely. I do like your Peony.

5 Jun, 2024


Thank you's quite old now but still delivers.

6 Jun, 2024


Ray certainly did a fine job with the removal of the Cedar, clever man! I would have been itching to fill the space, as you have certainly done in a lovely way.

Escallonia 'Glowing Embers' is a new one to me ... off to Google it now! Having viewed some images if it, I love the colours it has, great choice.

6 Jun, 2024


Thank you Shirley for your kind comments. The remaining space is quite pretty...I'm crossing my fingers for the Escallonia!

7 Jun, 2024


Its upsetting when one loses a tree or shrub that has been a feature for so many years but its exciting to replant , its looking really attractive Julia, you've filled it up well....

11 Jun, 2024


You are right Sue..felt sad because we had planted it ourselves on arriving 23 years ago.Anyway,the space has become quite pretty with the addition of new shrubs and natural stone occasionally. Thank you so much.

11 Jun, 2024

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