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|Aha ... that is better ... 160 rather than 320.|
|This is the focal point of the back garden, if you ignore the massive trees, and the green grass, that is. It is a circular bed at the edge of the flagged area, which I have been composting up all year. When we moved in at the end of January, it was chockers with Gardenia, White Alyssum (Sweet Alice), and some other creeper. All very white, and very Vogue, in a sterile kind of way. Soon put a stop to that.|
I have deliberately over-planted this as wanted it to be an eyeful on Christmas Day, but as it was cold'n'wet we stayed inside. Boo hoo.
The flowers are a tumble of white Gardenia, puce Cyclamen, pink Wee William, pink'n'purple Petunias, and the usual colourful array of Marigolds. All of these will tire by the end of February, whereupon, I will rip 'em out, re-compost, spell for about six weeks, then, perhaps after Easter, try those wonderful Crystal Palace Lobelias again. The ones Alannah and I know as "Cornflower Blues". They would look smashing teamed with Marigolds. I wonder if these particular Marigolds will last into the early parts of our Winter. Only one way to find out ...