We took advantage of the kind weather last Sunday to get some planting done at the Friary garden.
We can only hope to plant things that will do well in a thin sandy soil that gets baked in the sun and attacked by rabbits. Quite a challenge but we've had success so far with Juniper, Rosemary and Euphorbia.
In a couple of hours we got in a Phormium with variegated cream green and wine red tinged leaves next to an established Photinia.
For some colour in summer we planted a Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria' which is evergreen during winter next to some Euonymus fortunei with gold variegation and we hope that the Phlomis fruticosa 'Jerusalem Sage' (not pictured) with its yellow flowers will be rabbit proof.
Time will tell.