Our garden is just about taking shape, and we’ve started planting. After starting from scratch (Take a look at our before pictures) we’re starting with a completely blank slate.
We now have turf, a patio, and a small border to the right of our garden. While we are a little late to the party this year, I’m optimistic that next year will bring plenty of flowers to fill our home with.
Hydrangeas are a firm favourite of mine, a fairly hardy plant available in an assortment of colours. Easy to grow, they are perfect for gardening beginners like me.
On a recent trip to Portmerion in Wales I couldn’t help but fall in love with the rows of Hydrangeas on display, all conforming to a perfect pastel palette.
Keen to bring these beautiful blooms to our garden, we were really excited to try out Dobies of Devon’s plant delivery service.
Instantly drawn to a stunning white specimen, we waited just a couple of weeks for our plant to be nurtured and posted to us. As the seasons pass our hydrangea will eventually boast pure white blooms with a tiny blue eye, fading to a pale pink hue as the summer progresses.
Arriving in a 3 litre pot, our plant was right at home in a matter of minutes. A hole a foot or two deep, plenty of water, a little tomato feed and space to grow was all it took to settle her in.
While we’re certainly not expecting any flowers this year I can’t wait to see our plants develop grow over the coming seasons. As it’s our first garden it’s all a little bit experimental, which is why we’ve invested in healthy plants to start out with….hopefully they’ll have a fighting chance.
Fingers crossed for our little hydrangea. Keeping her well-watered, it turns out there is a silver lining to all this rain we’ve been having.