We’ve made so many additions to the garden this year it’s hard to keep up. Hopefully they all add to its wildlife benefit.
We had this old bit of chimney pot hanging around so I made a raised bed/planter out of it – it’s not got a bottom so I’m reluctant to call it a planter.
It’s lined with a natural fibre liner to help hold the soil in where there are holes. I might slit it to grow plants out of the holes at some point.
This is our newish strawberry tree, now in flower 🙂
It’s pretty and the bees like it. I can’t wait till it’s bigger though.
This is one of our Mahonias, they also flower in winter. It’s growing rather well.
It has started to grow flower spikes.
And this Nicotina was a new addition in the spring, its rather different looking.
I like the star shaped petals.
Our metal watering can broke; there was a leak in the bottom! So we removed the bottom completely and the can is now a flowerbed/planter as well. I have also recently added a Pyracantha (or firethorn) – it produces berries for the birds. I’ve also got new hellebores, a winter heather and Solidago (or golden rod), and another Salvia which will look good in the summer.
It’s all coming together 🙂