There is a garden near us which is currently open to the public for the National Garden Scheme, so it would have been a shame to have missed a visit. The owners have an amazing amount of space – one of their ponds
is probably as big as my back garden. However, there is always inspiration to be had from looking at what other people are doing, is there not?
In the immediate, I have resurrected a blue pot for a festuca glauca I acquired at an RHS garden show a few years ago. It’s done really well, lasting longer than the estimated three years I thought it would have. And that includes a move from the back to the front of the house.
Now, ensconced in the blue pot, I feel a sense of achievement. At the moment, it seems to be out of place – after all, I have still got a lot of work to get the front garden where I want to be. Hopefully, the grass will survive its second move, though, and when I finally get hold of the blue hosta I’m aiming for, it will look less forlorn.
* I have mentioned elsewhere on my blog that I have my reservations about container gardening. However, I doubt the grass will be too much work here as opposed to in the ground. It does have very shallow roots.