When I came to live here I decided to work with nature and what was here already to make a semi wild nature garden. I have to work with what will grow because of the weather and site conditions. So I tend to let things self seed and if it grows in dry shade and will withstand the wind the plants are more or less left to themselves. I do weed out some things like soldiers buttons and avens. My semi wild garden is at it’s best at this time of year,
We do have a lot of trees and bushes so there is a lot of dry shade.
The bluebells in my woodland corner don’t seem to mind as they are self seeding, soon there will be a bluebell wood, albeit a small wood.
I know these are not native bluebells but they still look very pretty.
Having watched Chelsea this week, drooling over the plants and gardens, I decided to buy this hydrangea Runaway Bride from Thompson and Morgan for the edge of my woodland garden.
I’ve updated this post, it’s a week since I wrote it, now my bluebells have gone over, the wind got up yesterday and damaged a lot of plants, you would think it was Autumn the number of leaves lying around. That’s how it is gardening here unfortunately. But I cut few leaves and flowers to try out some eco dyeing yesterday , it didn’t work as well as I hoped but it was fun. I need to play some more but might tell you about it later.