Day 9 has been all about the plants, with a few construction bits to finish off too. Since our plants were kept overnight with us at the campsite, the first order of the day was renting a transit and ferrying them to site, which ended up taking nearly all day in 5 different trips! Ah well, they are on site now and happily awaiting their setting out tomorrow.
We finalized the Carpinus hedge planting most of today as well. They took a fair amount of jiggery pokery to get level and lined up. With the geometry of the layout, they too had to be lined up along both the length of the garden, as well as the width. They’ve now created a brilliant, but subtle, frame to the garden. The breaks in the length of the hedge are offering lovely vistas across the garden, punctuating the geometry and softening the edges.
The first section of wildflower turf was also laid today, and it looks fantastic!! We had the wildflower turf grown at Lindum turf in Yorkshire, and I couldn’t be happier. Some have said it’s the best they’ve ever seen! For a truly instant garden, I’d say this is the way to go. The way the wildflowers nestle around the apple tree is exactly the image I was trying to create. It transforms the garden into a very inviting and enticing space, and once the benches are brought in amongst the turf, the garden will transform into a space to spend time in, not just a space to view (though the view so far is spectacular!).