Its been a month since I wrote about the garden that i work in, and with the rain finally ceasing last week and the sunshine coming out in force, I managed to take a few photos in-between weeding and having a sneaky choc-ice! One of my favourite flower beds at the moment is created using mix of plants that i feel shouldnt work together, but do, there are six types of plants in this bed:-Heleniums, (the rusty red flower) Roses, Panicum Heavy Metal (grass), Ligustrum standards, Buxus balls and Achillea Cassis, though the grass is yet to properly come through, the bed still looks effective and there is still at least a months worth of colour to come.
The newly planted herbaceous area is a mass of colour. We have been trying to create different walk ways of colour but the area is still in its first year of being re-designed so even though it is dazzling and interesting, i still feel there is work needed to get it right. Our small vegetable area has been doing well and I dug up a small basket worth of vegetables last week, but it seems something else is also enjoying the veg, I think it maybe a mouse.
The sheep have recently been shorn, but the big question these days, is what to you do with the wool? Well ours has gone to The Southdown Duvet Company, which make duvets from Southdown Sheep fleece -http://southdownduvets.com/.
Of course I cant finish without a picture of the ever-growing, oh so cute lambs.