I think the design of this part of the cottage is absolutely brilliant.
I can not take credit for it however, the Periwinkle already cascaded down the slope with both Lily-of-the-Valley and Daffodil present. Original daffs are right in the centre above and the others I added in year two when we planted a bushel across the property.
However I have made some upgrades:
- transplanted Periwinkle in bare patches
- brought in moss for the rocks
- removed some small trees (from under the electrical wires)
- planted a couple of white Bleeding Hearts
- added additional ferns
- removed daylilies from the base of the steps that were not getting enough sun to bloom
- cleared out some drift wood
- added lots more Daffodils, Kedron blooming above right was a huge success
- brought in yard art
- planted 180 Giant Crocus about a dozen of which were missed by hungry Chipmunk's
- widened the path substantially, the Periwinkle had grown half way across the path!. Who knew there was actually a rock border to it?
But the basic concept was already here.
A true garden to readers of this blog, and perhaps not noticeably a garden at all for those people who prefer theirs have well defined borders.