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  1. Your ‘new’ garden is really coming along, Alistair, well done! Nice to hear that you are giving consideration to the effect your tress could have on your neighbours. So many people plant trees right on the boundary with their neighbours which then grow into huge trees which cast a lot of shade, not to mention roots showing in lawns. Yes, I have hugemungous poplars and weeping willow right on the boundary which blocks out the sun despite my garden facing south. Luckily, it’s quite large, so I still get some sunshine.

  2. Hello Alistair, we don’t have anemones in the garden yet but the one I have my eye on is “Wild Swan” because of the delicate blue on the back of the petals. I’m also planning on fitting in a couple of Jacquemontii birch and I’ll hunt for the multi-stem for more of that white gleaming bark. For the bamboo, I’ve actually removed six large clumps of bamboo from the garden but there are some smaller (and more controlled) clumps left behind that I have thinned to expose the stems and that does look nice. It’s really good to see that even though a garden may be on the smaller scale, there are still plenty of options when it comes to planting trees given careful planning, thought and consideration.

    • Hi Sunil, funny you should mention (Wild Swan) The one I show today (Dreaming Swan) was introduced by the grower at a later date, it also has the blue stripe on the back of the petals and is said to be an improvement on Wild Swan.

  3. Hi Alistair,
    Dreaming Swan looks a great Plant and the long flowering time appeals to me a lot .
    Your Garden is taking shape very well and already looks great.
    Look forward to seeing it develop as time goes by .

  4. Hi Alistair, I have a great love for the Japanese anemones mainly because they are so tolerant and thrive in most situations and although the colour range is not great they somehow seem to have a kind of luminosity being particularly striking in poor light, and my, we have had plenty of that recently.
    Your birch is one I have always admired but somehow have never got round to growing, it is a fine tree. My Joseph Rock has now reached its optimum size and is packed with berries which are just starting to ripen. Autumn is on the way! When the berries are ripe and the leaves have dropped it makes a spectacular subject against a clear blue sky.

    • Yes Rick, Joseph Rock is one of the best Rowans. I didn’t plant it in Cheshire after reading that this particular Rowan was susceptible to fire blight in the area. Glad your one is doing well.

  5. Altho our garden is small I have planted a lot of trees, and will be on a mission to try and keep them contained to a reasonable size. The inherited carob is WAY out of my reach.
    Your hanging basket Lobelia is related to what we saw growing wild on the mountain.

  6. I planted Japanese anemones for the first time this year. Mine are ‘Honorine Jobert.’ I’m thrilled to see they have lots of buds; I can’t wait for them to open, especially since seeing your ‘Dreaming Swan’, Alistair. Your new garden is coming along beautifully. Love the white birch — they don’t do well here and we lost ours in the last storm. P. x

  7. A very pretty anemone! We have one that is a little more pink, but very lovely in the garden. It is a little hard to keep it in check in its current location, actually, but it’s so pretty I’d hate to rip it all out. You picked out some lovely trees!

  8. Lovely anemones Alistair. I love them and tried to grow in my garden but without success – too many water 🙂
    I remember the words ” The higher fence – the better neighbors. And it’s true. Your rowan is nice!

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