Mini Makeover for Michelle in Knoxfield

Michelle from Knoxfield sent us a photo of a lovely round flower bed approximately 6ft in diameter. Although we were going to do a rose bed this week, when we received Michelle’s email, Marie was touched by the simplicity of the request, saying here’s my bed all it needs is a Weeping Cherry.

The bed looked particularly nice because Michelle had put a brick border around it with some old bricks from her back yard

I had a beautiful Snow Fuzan which is the same as the one marketed by Flemings that they call the Snow Fountain. This looked beautiful in the centre of the circle.

The bed was a bit empty so we mixed in 10 bags of our planting mix, this bulked up the soil and made the bed nicely mounded.

We planted the Snow Fuzan in the centre and then planted 40 Daisy Spray which is a dwarf clumping form of the Seaside Daisy that flowers profusely all year round. I thought the Daisy Spray was a good choice as it will complement the Snow Fuzan when it is in full flower and not detract from it by being too showy. I felt in needed to be something that looked good all year and also something that is low to show off the shape of the Cherry.

It only took an hour or so for Marie, Michelle and myself to dig in the extra planting mix, plant the Weeping Cherry and the Daisy Spray, and complete the makeover.

As we finished the job Michelle’s’ young grandsons woke up from their afternoon nap and one of them very surprised said “That’s Chris and Marie!” They helped us plant the last few plants and tidy up the mess.

Michelle seemed very excited at the look of her new garden centre piece. She is now thinking of doing another round bed with a Cherry on the other side of the front path.