The front garden, May 2020
The front garden has really come a long way since we first moved in. So this is an overview in pictures (I am too exhausted to write much at the moment), particularly as so many plants are now looking so good.
For comparison, this is what the front garden looked like when we moved in.
So, going back to earlier this Spring…
Overview near the front door
Under the Quince treen: Primula vulgaris and Anemone blanda, with grassy leaves
from Stipa tenuissima.
Looking towards the lounge room window
View from the front gate
One of my favourite daffodils, the fragrant Narcissus ‘Cragford’
Quince flower, Cydonia oblonga ‘Vranja’
Under the quince tree, Muscari aucheri ‘Blue Magic’
Planter under the lounge room window. Tulipa ‘Ballerina’ (orange), plus a rouge that was pulled out!
Tulipa Ballerina and Tulipa Havran (beetroot colour), plus Myosotis sylvatica and other plants
Viola ‘Butterpat’, which also has a lovely fragrance. Planted next to the front door.
Tulipa ‘Abu Hassan’
Front: Primula veris, back: Primula elatior
Quince tree and Camassia leichtlinii ‘Caerulea’
Camassia, in detail
Planted together: red Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’, and orange Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’ up close
In another part of the garden, Geum coccineum ‘Koi’
View from lounge room
Primula bulleyana and bumblebee
View from the front gate, with a young Acer Griseum
The front garden has come a long way since November 2017! Whilst I do all the designing and planting plans, the garden wouldn’t be where it is without the help of my gardener Andrea. Thanks Andrea, we’ve created, I believe, a beautiful space.