landscape restoration

Restoring a garden after a landscaper has had his hand on it is a tough job. We’re in the middle of that now.  No prep, plants plunked in, burlap and metal still intact, and where’s the expensive  soil?  We couldn’t find any and the whole place is covered up  with dyed black mulch. Not a pretty picture.

But here is one:  my garden this week.  2011 overall garden in June

The summer has winged by. Last week in The Globe Plant of the Week was Clematis ‘Meine Belle’  a gorgeous vine which I longed for myself. Well forget about it. Gardenimport was so swamped with orders that they are out of it already and will be even when the next catalogue comes out. It touched a nerve that plant.

We all want lovely little clematis, different species. But what are we getting:  the great big cultivars that the growers have decided are all we can get. It’s been appalling. So only a few outlets have interesting clems. Gardenimport has others so give them a try as well, as does Lost Horizons.  And put some pressure on your local favourite nursery to search out more clematis for you next year. If they know they can make money on these plants, they will stock them. So they will put pressure on the growers to try the better ones.

Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ is going bananas in my garden in two spots. Nothing holds back this beauteous lady. But you can’t buy it anywhere anymore.  'Betty Corning' ramping over a shrub

The Globe and Mail has more videos up of me furbling on. It was a lot of fun doing them so I hope you enjoy watching them .

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  • Vicki

    July 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I am interested in creating a checkerboard garden along the lenght of my shaded swale. the swale has a 35 degree slope. What plants do you recommend and what stone (or stoned beds) do you suggest?

  • Bonnie Yaren

    July 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I would like to receive the newsletter you mentioned.

  • Marjorie

    January 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Vicki I’m so very sorry I didn’t respond to this months ago. get in touch with me directly about this.
    And Bonnie a newsletter is on its way to you.

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    July 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

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    July 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

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    July 18, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’ll send you the link Stephanie and a new one will be coming as soon as I give this speech and can breathe freely again.

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    July 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

    e-mail me Stephanie and I’ll send the link

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