We chopped the lavenders right down, leaving a bare area right where guests come in- not a good first impression. Bring on the alpines! John Innes number 2, a bag of grit, a selection of plants and off we went.
|White Moss House, Grasmere, Bay window, lavenders cut down, ready for alpines|
You can just see a few stalks of lavender- otherwise it's bare. Not a good look.
|Here are the alpines ready for planting.|
I've got 1 aubrieta, 2 saxifraga, 1 scabiosa, 2 phlox,2 dianthus and 1 sedum . I usually give pinks ( dianthus) a miss, as they get eaten by mice, or something ( who knows which of my garden enemies gets them?) Watch this space to see how they grow on in the next few weeks.