I hope you enjoy the view.
The herb garden is situated in a raised bed with a standard gooseberry in the middle and a red currant trained as an espalier on the side fence with Box (Buxus) edging the front.
Just off the Patio is what used to be called the spring bed. I have enlarged it as much as possible and this is the new 'Hot Bed', home for Dahlias, Cannas and tender annuals. (It doesn't look big enough in the photo!)
The White and Green garden is a formal garden, with Box hedging, spirals and at the back centre, a standard Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Margenata'. The Lunaria var. variegate is now in full bloom.
The Oriental Garden is undergoing a few changes to its design and this view is towards the gate which leads back on to the patio. You can see more of this garden in my post:He-who-creates-garden-creates-happiness.
Looking through the Rose and Vine covered arch towards the banana bench...
...with zingy coloured Euphorbia 'palustris' ...
...brightening up both sides of the path, waiting for the Allium 'Purple Sensation' to join them.
The grass at the front is the New Zealand sedge, Chionochloa rubra.
The Three Graces reflecting on life at the end of the shrubbery walk.
Blue Bells behind the Prunus serrula, with its beautiful bark, along the never ending woodland walk...
...passing by some Primroses and Viola (Violet) labradorica 'Purpurea'.
The greenhouses are full of tender plants to be sold on the plant stall during the open weekend, these on the left are Dahlia coccinea var. 'Palmeri'. The seed original came from The Garden House, Devon.
On the right side is Cosmos 'Rubenza' and Tagetes 'Cinnabar', this is the waist high strain developed by Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter. We hope these will sell well, for the NGS, along with the perennials that have been propagated.
The other greenhouse contains the Dahlias waiting to go out into the new Hot Bed.
Back on the patio under a north facing wall, plants such as Hostas and Ferns are bursting into growth...
...with the charming little flowers of Epimedium x 'Rubrum' providing some colour.
We will be ready!
You might also like to see: Murphys-mad-march-garden-tour.
To see more garden End of Month Views please visit Helen at The Patient Gardener
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