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Log planting at Malvern Spring Show

I saw lots of mossy, green, shady, raised log style beds and borders at Malvern. Cow parsley, ferns and brunnera were often used, poking out of logs, planted at different heights built up by logs and branches. I didn't take photos - thought I'd just Google the ideas when I got home. I haven't had much success though! If you know what I mean or have some photos or links please would you post them? I'm going to try to make a version but am not very creative - I need some ideas to copy! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,982
    I've often done it, but you have to bear in mind that logs rot over time, and need replacing, which can be awkward.  :)
    I did a bit round by my shed. There's a conifer and a pine tree, plus a fence with ivy on it. It's helped me create a little area there for bits and pieces, and a box for wasps/bees to nest in, as well as storing the compost bins. I just replace bits now and again. 
    There's usually some nice fungi there in autumn too.  :)
    Not sure if I have any photos, but I'll take a look  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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