Two ingredients. I’m trying my best to restrict my planting palette to just two plants.
But this might not be the finished article. I’m having a play here. Just raiding plants from the larder that is this enormous garden.
The iris came from just about everywhere – they love this sunny climate and reproduce happily.
And the stachys were forked out of the barn garden which has an excess of ground cover.
It’s all a bit dotted. And I am not keen on the clash of the grey of the stachys and the green of the iris. Hence my design dithering. I will only know next summer if it has settled down.
And speaking of fun. Here are some autumn colours in the hedge. I do like this electric autumn zing. It cheers me up during the dreary grey days.
Field maples: simple, unpretentious field maples. They tolerate the dry well here.
Mind you, there hasn’t been much of that this year.