Settling in: Mediterranean, Shade and Woodland Garden

Maintenance visit to see how condition specific planting is establishing.

Quick visit to check up on and maintain planting scheme from a month ago. This was planted in and survived a heatwave, then extreme wet and windy conditions.

The fence on the shadier side has been replaced, and ivy ripped out, which sets off the planting really well. The fencers took care not to damage any of the plants, which are now thriving

Sunny border from house.

, especially the H. quercifolias which are now flowering.

The Arbutus on the sunny side has obviously suffered from the dry heat but appears to be picking up again, and the Echinops are just coming into bloom. Very pleased with how all the planting looks – hopefully providing a coherent, varied, interesting and condition appropriate display.

Shady border and new fence, from far end of garden.


Pinus mugo, Stipa tennuissima and Brunnera in woodland corner.


Brunnera, Epimedium and Carex under Photinia and Bay.


Sunny side Mediterranean planting towards house.


Usually sunny border.


Shrubs and perennials in Mediterranean border.

Have tools, will travel!