A year or two ago I bought two Gleditsia trees which Mike planted either side of the bottom steps. With a Leyland cyprus hedge behind I thought the contrast would be good.
Some years ago a neighbour gave me many pots and plants before she and her husband moved away. The large pot at the bottom was one of them. It came with a Phormium for Mike knowing that he would like it. The year Julie died sadly long before her time the Phormium flowered superbly. Since it has declined each year until the snow this year nearly finished it off. The small piece left will be nurtured as best I can. However as the Acer needed a new home ( I have forgotten how to spell its name Shwa... It's too dark to look and I couldn't find in Google.) I thought it would be a good place for it especially as it was another plant from Julie.
This is the view the Acer has so I am hoping it will enjoy it's new home. I especially hope it doesn't get too much sun.
So a view down the garden seems to work with the three lovely lime like green trees. Shame about the propagating frame, but I do try to cram more in this small garden than I can find room for. I remember Julie who was a garden designer and had an amazingly beautiful but immaculate garden saying 'Yes lots going on but not quite getting there.' Hmm! I think she would still say the same 5 years later.
Josephine is for Catherine at A Gardener in Progress something for you to look forward too.
Josephine flowering in the hedge of Jasmine and Goldfinch Rambling Rose with Clematis Marie Boisselot to the left. Yet another job for my list is to cut back the Jasmine or else we will have no where to sit and drink tea. As if there's time for that!