Because we have stayed at the house for a few years I bought a Betula Utilis, or Himalayan Birch Tree. It was trimmed to make it vase shaped and not long and thin. It will eventually be lovely ghost white bark. It sits in the front middle of the front gardens grass so I can see it from the living room.
It is maybe three or four years old now. I bought it from Bluebell Nurseries. It will be the star in the front garden. Supported by the Roses and Rhododendron.
There is a Lilac Tree in a pot, and three large planters that have silver leaved Cinereria in currently.I will eventually replant those. The front garden is under stated, compared to the madness of plants in the back garden.
Growing happily in the gravel drive is this Dandelion. I will leave this for the time being.These colourful weeds make me strangely happy. When you examine the structure of the flower it is reassuringly complicated.
There is a snapshot of the flowers from the front garden. There are more pics to come of the back garden plants.