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Large Raised Bed in Winter Silver Greys

Tuesday, 10 Jan 12 Cloudy 8°C / 46°F

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The mild Winter, thus far, has meant that the large raised bed (there are two) is looking quite full and I’m surprised how ell it has stood up to the continuing gales.

In the main photo Stipa Tenuissima sways in the wind. A cutting of Helicrysum ‘Ruby Cluster’ grows directly below and to it’s right a trailing Lobelia annual that was cut back in late Summer, flowered a 2nd time in late Autumn and has survived Winter so far. Beside that is a Santolina that has been mostly hard pruned except for the one branch left at the front for Winter interest and cover. The green below the raised bed is a Campanula which was flowering over Christmas – a sign of how mild it’s been.

1. Large Raised Bed
2. Scenecia Cinerararia – Silver Ragwort (still flowering in places)
3. Lavender ‘Silver Edge’
4. Santolina
5. Stipa Tenuissima


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Day 971

Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass)

Stipa tenuissima

Blonde in winter

Day 4690


Santolina chamaecyparissus

As good in winter as summer

Day 483

Lavender 'Silver Edge'

Lavandula angustifolia

Enjoying a mild Winter

Day 1305

Senecio cineraria (Silver ragwort)

Senecio cineraria

Best Winter folige shape

A's Raised garden


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    lovely blend of colors

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Beautiful colour combination. <3

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • CDfolia

    CDfolia wrote:

    Thanks. I keep hoping to see it in sunshine, bet it would look almost summery with a warm light on it.

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    They look so frosty and pretty. Very ‘winterish’.

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • misskittin

    misskittin wrote:

    The Lavender’s looking good… I invariably manage to kill mine, but the mild weather we’ve had means mine are still with me this year (so far)

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • CDfolia

    CDfolia wrote:

    You’re right, the Lavenders are very happy with the winter so far, one of mine has even put on more growth than it did all Summer.

    Posted on 11 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Gorgeous – love the colour of your raised bed too!

    Posted on 12 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

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