I don’t write about the lower garden but it is looking rather nice. In particular, the acers have lots of leaves this year – far more than last year.
The purple acer is the largest, while the dissectum ( the one at the front) is quite small. The dissectum is meant to eventually grow to 2m tall but I don’t think that will happen for quite a few years (perhaps 50?). Acers are quite slow growing.
I have a couple of other things in there as well. The violets that I had thought would be dead for sure are still going and, surprisingly, haven’t been eaten by slugs.
The dutch honeysuckle, which I could have sworn was dead, is now looking terrific. Not in flower but it isn’t meant to flower until quite late in the summer. There’s a really horrible grass growing right in front of it but I haven’t quite got the will to do anything about it just yet. It’s growing right next to a pipe so digging it out will be tricky. Plus my husband says that he doesn’t mind it (it’s only me who hates grass).