PLANTED 2Oth MAY 2020
Papaver Royal Wedding. Will die back and reappear in autumn. Perennial
Verbena Buenos Aires. Hardy Perennial
Bell Flower Campanula poscharskyana Alpine. Evergreen.
False Lily of the Valley Maianthemum bifolium. Spreading perennial.
Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus “Blue Globe”. Perennial.
Dragon’s Head Dracocephalum grandiflorum. Perennial
Erigeron Glaucus “Sea Breeze”. Hardy perennnial.
Digitalis Purpurea F1 Dalmatian White. Hardy perennial.
Lamium maculatum “White Nancy”. Spotted Dead Nettle.
Lawn Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile Treneague.
Catmint Nepeta “Six Hill Giant”
PLANTED EARLIER IN THE YEAR:
PLANTED LAST YEAR:
Viburnum Tinus (Laurustinus)
Lavandula Augustifolia Hidcote Blue
Eucryphia cordifolia Ulmo
Drimys lanceolata “Red Spice”
Euphorbia amy. Purpurea
Rose Blanc Double de Coubert
Iris Bearded Iris English Cottage
Lonicera caerulea Duet
Cotinus Royal Purple
Gale force winds all night and into today. They are just dying down now at 10.45 pm. I took the precaution of tying my new foxgloves to stakes, like one of those old-codger gardeners, and I am very glad I did. On one of my other plants (name unknown) stems had snapped right off.
Not only have we had crazy winds to contend with but the other night farm trailers rattling noisily into the wee hours. They have bright lights too which cast immense shadows and a sudden glaring red light when they thunder past. Not very restful.
Had a very lazy day today. Went into Clon to pick up veg, milk, etc. Then home and read over my writing piece about ‘Summer” – I just wrote about the garden.
Then watched Britten’s Gloriana from ROH. Richard Jones’ production, which I would normally love but thought the production, set in a village hall, too clunky. It must have cost a lot of money to make it look that cheap.
Other than that have just spent two days slogging through my AC application for for project funding. It’s always a soul-destroying exercise and hard work but such a huge relief when it’s all over. If by some major miracle we did get the funding I would be working with B on interviews which would be a treat.
Meanwhile our Memoir writing course is on hold because the tutor does not think Zoom would work for us. Eh? It works perfectly well with Denyse and the other writing group.