Absolutely shattered, but glad it is basically done. The photos pretty much speak for themselves, but here goes. I’ve planted three silver birches, Gooseberry ‘Hinnonmaki Red’, a Honeyberry (blue honeysuckle – I suspect Blue Velevet because of it’s prostrate growth), Rhubarb ‘Raspberry Champagne’ and a Daubington’s Kale. Oh, and a grape, Frankenthaler, hopefully to be trained against the shed (cavary). (Not really sure how practical that is, but I’ve put it there for now). I need to buy another Honeyberry to complete ‘the bones’. Interplanting wise I’ve just popped in a few things from other places round the garden. A few alpine strawberries, some sorrel, ladies mantle and columbines. I need to have a really good think. Ideally I’ll fit in some perennial veg. Hopefully my new book, ‘Edible Perennial Gardening – Growing Successful Polycultures in Small Spaces’ by Anni Kelsey will inspire me.
On the path behind I still have my old blueberry bushes. One is still growing strongly in a metal tub. The other is on it’s last legs in a wooden container, also on it’s last legs. I think they are around 13 years old now, so I can’t complain. I have numerous terracotta pots to fill. I want to get another two or three blueberry bushes. No specific plans for the others. Although, I might try some thymes in the strawberry planter. Maybe I’ll have more luck with them in that than I do in the ground?