Helping Harriet

Harriet Barings garden, 17th September 2012

Order Crateagus Laciniata , LANDFORD TREES Christopher Pilkington 6ft Nov. bare rooted 01794 390 808
3 SALLY HOLMES roses, DAVID AUSTIN ROSES @ £11 49 modern shrub rose 01902 376300, order catalogue and order roses
2 Molinia Skyracer Knoll Gardens Neil Lucas 01202 873931 plant in spring
Hemerocallis Margery Fish (from me) soft peach
Euphorbia Fern Cottage (from me]
20 Mount Everest Alliums @ £16 Peter Nyssen Ltd 0161 747 400
Ballerina Tulips £15 for 100 Peter Nyssen Ltd
White Triumphator Tulips £19 for 100 Peter Nyssen consult Polly
Green Cotinus
8 Green Beech from Nicholsons at Deddington 3 to 4 ft
Sedum Matrona
Aster wun der Staff
Stipa tenuissima in spring
Tulbaghia violacea
3 Aster Little Carlow
Helianthus Lemon Queen

The house is situated in the middle of fields, with no big trees. Justin, Harriets husband, told her she was being very bossy when she told him how to plant. Poor man, he has had to put up with me telling her to take everything out. I never thought she would do that.

2 or 3 bags of alpine grit, and a large bag of bonemeal, all from Barn Farm Plants in Wardington, Rose spray and sprayer (consult Polly)

What we have done for Harriet is just one border with a brick wall backing it, which was already there. We will see if she learns the names of everything, and how to look after them, and how keen she is. Then next year we will decide what to do, as she has two small children and no help to speak of. Polly and I have just taken over to Harriet 3 aster Little Carlow, and 3 Helianthus Lemon Queen, which she is going to plant next to a golden euonymous on the right hand side. We decided that this is quite a natural plant which will blend in to the landscape well, and looks good for a long time. If it ever stops raining I will take some photographs of what we have done. There has been a lot of paving laid which has tidied up everything and looks very nice. The paving slabs come from India, and I have used some here. They have worn very well, and are cheaper than york stone.
It is lucky for me that Harriet only lives about 10 minutes away.

Head Gardener Polly, holding Tensing

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