Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Viburnum Tinus for a border

As you are aware last year I posted about the garden fence being replaced and the fact we lost some privacy. We found part of the solution with the amazing LolliPop Trees Elaeagnus ebbingei.

Planting lollipop trees elaeagnus 


However, we still have a fence that is a little bit see through. So we are now on the next stage of planting up the new border.


We decided to visit Architectural Plants again, knowing what we needed was established plants. Our main problem was that we had no idea what plants would work. We did not want to loose the stunning appearance of the lollipop trees, they look so regal and I was concerned they would get lost in a massive shrub.



The regal trees and the fence up close


We asked for help as soon as we arrived, being organised we had to hand measurements and photos of the border and fence. She looked at them, listened to us and straight away came up with the most beautiful idea.

Viburnum Tinus but in two different forms, one as a small lollipop tree combined with a more traditional shrub. We can keep them cutting them to the right size, they are evergreen and flower in the winter where the lollipop trees flower in the summer.



Viburnum Tinus as a Lollipop style tree
Close up


As a shrub
Both forms of Viburnum Tinus






What beautiful winter flowers

This is my rather dreadful drawing to show you roughly the though process.

Drawing is not my strong point

To finish of the fence we are going to buy some climbers, they will give the last bit of privacy. If we choose well we can have flowers and interest for nearly the whole year.

We are very excited about how this is going to look. It has a very strong theme and design element about it. Still leaving plenty of room for adding plants to give year round interest.



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12 comments:

  1. You've made some great plant choices. Can't wait to see the finished yard! Xo Jonet

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    1. Thank you, we are really excited about how it's going to look and cannot wait to post the planting up x

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  2. I need a small tree or shrub that does well in occasional standing water. Any suggestions?

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    1. Have a look at this from the RHS mainly on wet soil it may give you some ideas https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=152

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  3. Great idea. I might have to do something similar. #SundayBest

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    1. They are lovely and provide year round interest which is good

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  4. This is beautiful and excellent border good choice Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  5. Thanks Nigel we are very happy with them and can not wait to see them planted

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  6. Great choice. I love gardening. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  7. Those trees are beautiful. Have you pruned them into that shape? I love the design of this. Very beautiful and simple. I think climbers look really good on fences. Thank you for linking to #stayclassymama xx

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  8. They look wonderful, very excited for you! :-)

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  9. Oh wow, this is going to look so beautiful when its all done!! You have such an eye for the garden. Thanks for joining us at #SundayBest, hope to see you again tomorrow! x

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