Front of house gardening

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The blue plastic that had been protecting the garden from the local cat community was removed and I was ready to get planting.
My plan, a very loose one, was hardy annuals (mainly) in purple and orange.
The bean canes have been planted with Sweet Pea “Blue Velvet’ and Purple Cobaea scandens. They are surrounded by a mix of Lavender Munstead, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’, Eschschoizia californica ‘Orange King’, Salvia Viridis and Calendula ‘Indian Prince’

 

I covered the plants with pea netting, to provide the necessary support as they grow, but also to protect them ‘hopefully’ from my furry neighbours!
I also like to give the local slugs and snails a celebratory beer, rude not to.

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Seedlings and seeds

box of plantsParcels from the postman are always exciting and rarely for me, but the very best ones are plants. I ordered some seedlings from Sarah Raven, for my front garden mix of purple, acid green and orange annuals. I am growing most from seed but have ordered some ready to go plants too. plantsThese lovelies arrived yesterday, quickly potted on, they already look very pleased with themselves and are enjoying the sun.plug plant

and my Cornflowers are up!

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