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Update on the tree planting

I’m pretty amazed at what one summer can do to a garden. I often find myself humming to the tune of “What a difference a day makes …” and thinking to myself what a difference a season makes in a tended garden.

This small portion of my back garden that I am showing here is where I planted the three Pittosporum nigrescens to get back some privacy after much clearing, tree felling and plumbing went on here. This is an update of the area, nearly eight months later. The trees themselves have not grown much (first year they sleep, second year they creep and so on), but I was not expecting much from them just yet as they will need some time to settle in. But look at everything else! I am thrilled at how things are finally filling in.

Before & Afters

[one_half]Newly planted Pittosporum nigrescens July 2011Newly planted Pittosporum nigrescens July 2011[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pittosporum nigrescens taken February 2012Pittosporum nigrescens taken February 2012[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Different angle taken in July 2011Different angle taken in July 2011[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Different angle taken in February 2012Different angle taken in February 2012[/one_half_last]

It’s not perfect yet but I’m a whole lot happier already!

Up next, the Second of my Twelve and a Book Review on Monday!

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

5 replies on “Update on the tree planting”

I’m not surprised that you are happy with the progress of this area! I really like the foliage combinations in the front of the bed. The shades, shapes and growth habits all complement each other beautifully.

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