The weeding I did earlier in the week was not the best thing to do! My back is creaking! This is not good as I'm off to Chelsea Flower Show next week!!
After seeking advice from the Hardy Tropicals forum about what to do with my tree ferns, as no crozier's have come through, I had a dig around in the small one, and all this came out rather too easily
until I got down to here
where we spot a bit of white, so all may not be lost but will probably be very slow, anyway fingers crossed.
The big one on the other hand
as you can see has some green showing, so I shall leave it for awhile and see how it goes. Maybe the rain that we are forecast will help!
Last year I talked about doing something with my front garden that actually reflects my love of 'jungle type' plants. This year I hope to actually do something! I am definitely keeping the window box. Dad made that many, many years ago and its teak. I remember them (there are 2, mum has one) being at my childhood home which has got to make them 40+ years old!
I am thinking about planting this with Coleus and some ferns.... maybe???
The bench will be moved, and the clematis is going to be planted in the ground further up the drive so it can clamber over the fence!
I am going to put a bamboo or grass, like Arundo, in a pot to hide the cupboard where hubby keeps all the car stuff. A second pot with maybe a Cordyline in, next to it, roughly where the bench is now.
Then just behind the wall build a raised bed and plant with hardy ferns, tree ferns, alocasia's and colocasia's. They should all love it here as it is north facing so gets very little sun.
Well that's the plan and as we know plans are always made to be broken!!!!!!