In a Garden like ours there is always a need for renewal.
This is from a corner of the garden that hasn’t received too much attention over the past few year. It was time to go to work. There is always a tingle of excitement when we start on a new project. The road builds up as we go and you never know where it will lead. This specific area is close to the house and partly in direct sunlight and partly in the shade. This provides us with a challenge but in the end we were rather pleased with the result.
This area had been neglected for a long time, too long time. First we dug it all out, then we started remaking it.
First we mage borders with imprgnated planks and lined them with concrete bricks. Then we filled up the beds with with soil, levelled the area where the grass would be and started planting.
One of the main items we planted was Lamprocapnos (Dicentra spectabilis) also called Bleeding Hearts or Asian Bleeding Hearts. They did start out well but we soon discovered that they had a tendency of taking over the whole bed and since they bloom quite early they left us with just slim green leaves for much of summer.
Along the wall facing the street we planted 4 blaclcurrant bushes which was a happy decission as they fairly soon covers the patch from insight and bore an ample harvest.
We were happy to see that our ideas and plans had produced a result very close to what we expected.