Final Plants – Garden Complete

Ophiopogon Nigrens
Ophiopogon Nigrens

Last week we finally finished the front garden after purchasing a couple of plants to fill in some holes. One of them, Black Dragon Grass (Ophiopogon Nigrescens) we’ve put amongst the rocks which looks great, the other, Pieris japonica ‘Katsura’ is against the front wall. Both look very good against the purple slate and are already showing signs of new growth.

This recent heat wave means that we’ve been watering every night, and that coupled with plenty of sun means that all the plants, new and old, are shooting up at a remarkable rate.

To say that we are pleased with the results of our first proper foray into gardening would be a massive understatement and I only hope that we can keep the garden in as good a condition as it now deserves.

Pieris Katsura
Pieris Katsura

Now all we’ve got to do is figure out what to do with the back garden! The problem here is that it floods due to the clay soil so the current plan is to pave or gravel the entire area and put in a lot of raised beds and pots which means that we’ll be able to control the conditions for the plants a lot better. If we just plant directly into the soil the plants either bake solid in the clay or drown in the winter rains but this is a project that is still to be finalised so only time will tell what we end up with.

Anyway – enough about the garden, sea fishing and walking is what this blog is supposed to be about so I best find something relevant before I have to produce a gardening blog.


  1. Duxbury Ramblers said:

    Good blog, glad to see some more from Lancashire.

    Carol & Arnold
    Duxbury Ramblers

    July 30, 2006
  2. Stu said:

    Thanks guys.
    You’re right – lancashire – the place to be!

    August 13, 2006

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