The New Garden

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Nothing like an empty crater! Congrats on getting all those rocks & giant stump out!!!
    Have you begun contemplating what you will put in?
     
  2. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That is some hard graft, Palu.
    I have a feeling that it will be something special.
     
  3. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    We have been watching the light on that bed before deciding how best to proceed. There were 17 large rocks on it, so I will use them to create some sort of raised area to grow some of the dwarf plants that I brought with me.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Did you bring many plants with you, Palu?
     



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  5. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Only about 600 0r so, mostly seedling Auriculas.
    Today's work on the Stump bed.

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    First line of rocks.

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    Rocks buried.

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    Second row of rocks.

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    Rocks put in place.

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    Final row.

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    In place.

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    Raked over and ready for gravel.

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    Need to be left now to settle and for any missed weeds to grow back and be removed before we plant anything.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Palustris thanks for sharing your pictures and nice to see your new home...it might be smaller but got loads of protential to it and it carries a lovely look from the front and back and such a long private drive... you can definitely put your own stamp on it :like:
     
  7. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Amazing new place and will watch in anticipation :D
     
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  8. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    We are at the removing stuff stage still so not a lot of construction or new things to see. We did manage today with the help of our son in law and grandsons to chop back some over hanging branches and bring down yet another conifer. I will shred the thin stuff and take the logs to the recycling place.
     
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  9. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    We have done a bit of planting
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    The Auricula path

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    Bed along side the path

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    The Auriculas

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    One side planted

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    The other side planted

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  10. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    P., I am not familiar with Auriculas. Are they annuals, perennials ?

    Your walkway is looking great.
     
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  11. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    They are basically a kind of Primrose. Perennials, yes and tough ones too. They are often grown as indoor plants, but that is only really needed for ones with certain kinds of flowers which may be covered in farina ( bit like pollen). That can be washed off by rain so heavily farinated flowers would be ruined.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Palustris already this has transformed the garden...lovely shape and layout, can't wait to see your garden once you've done it to your own taste...does the wife get a say ;) NO :rofl:
     
  13. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    P, I thought the flowers looked primrose like, but not the leaves! BTW, I have lost track, where are you gardening? If here in the states, what is the zone? I am impressed that you were able to start so many auriculas
     
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  14. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    @Gail. Nothing gets done in this garden without my wife's say so. We are very fortunate in that we rarely disagree about gardening matters.
    @Cayuga we are in the very West Midlands of the U.K. So far west we are almost in Wales. The border is a few hundred yards off us.
     
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  15. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Son in law and grandsons helped move the seat into the right position for it.
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