To Party or Knot?
I'm finally getting around to my Spring project (after three years of thinking about it) and attacking the parterre! We have 8 bays bordered by box that are 5m x 4.5m; the soil has been covered in a black membrane for three years. For cost reasons I decided to divide the bays into sections with more box so I'd have smaller sections to plant up. However this has proved expensive in box and to be honest they look tiny in comparison to the established hedge.
So, back to the scribble pad! Now plan to do the first two bays the same with the box pattern, second pair with just a circle in the middle - large shrub? - third pair with obelisks and final pair with an ornamental tree in the middle.
Top picture is my planting plan - I have over 1200 plants/plugs/bulbs in the greenhouse - I hope my other half doesn't see this as I've been secretly clicking away and quickly stashing the brown boxes as they arrive (BTW, great tip about Longacres' website - cheap as chips!).
I've started on bay No 1 with the box and planted 3 David Austin 'Olivia' roses in the circle and have another 3 for bay 2. I've come up with a series of shapes/drifts on paper, numbered them and tried to make a plan with the plants I've got. Am I on the right track? Any ideas/inspiration will be greatly appreciated!