As well as Flower farming at the moment, I am making time to go back and see some of the borders i've planted up in the last couple of years.
We started this border in April last year, - at the time it was full of Large shrubs which had been vigourously pruned, and a large amount of Ground elder and Bindweed, as well as some spreading Geraniums. The soil is easy to work and sandy, but it has underlying clay. This means it keeps moisture well, but is impossible to work in the wet
By the late summer the border had filled out well, but it looked quite untidy, so we took out another couple of the shrubs, the fence was painted black to fade into the background, and a path was laid to edge the border and keep the grass away from the plants
We also moved around some of the original plants, now that we knew what colour they flowered, so we have kept to colour themes for different times of the year.
The early season tulips were a great mix of colours, including the salmon orange at the front. There are other bright colours that will fill that space later in the summer, but for now, the cooler colours reign.