Portal

The Portal planting plan
Cutting Garden Pinus thunbergii Conifer Forest Tuxedo Lane Face Corner Daffodils Anemone blanda and other mixed bulbs Daylily 'Elegant Candy' Currently undeveloped Kennedia nigricans Cyclamen hederifolium Grevillea juniperina 'Pink Lady' Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy Red' Lavendula stoechas 'Silver Anouk' Lavendula stoechas 'Silver Anouk' Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’ Iris germanica 'Double Your Fun' Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain' Rose 'Cecile Brunner' Passiflora actinia Bomarea hirtella Epilobium canum 'Bowman's hybrid' Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' Loropetalum chinense 'Irodari' Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty' Hemerocallis 'Early Snow' Hemerocallis 'Desert Flame' Hemerocallis 'Midnight Raider' Hemerocallis 'Inwood' Hemerocallis 'Mardi Gras Parade' Corylopsis paciflora Helianthemum nummularium 'Cheviot' Delospermum cooperi 'Jewel of Dessert Topaz' Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' Delospermum cooperi 'WoW Orange Wonder'

Daffodils

Narcissus

Mixed Narcissus

Anemone blanda and other mixed bulbs

Anemone blanda and other mixed bulbs

Daylily 'Elegant Candy'

Hemerocallis 'Elegant Candy'

Currently undeveloped

This area has not yet been cleared or planted.

Kennedia nigricans

Kennedia nigrican

Cyclamen hederifolium

Cyclamen hederifolum

Grevillea juniperina 'Pink Lady'

Grevillea juniperina 'Pink Lady'

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy Red'

Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy Red'

Lavendula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Lavendula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’

Eschscholzia californica 'Rose Chiffon'

Iris germanica 'Double Your Fun'

Iris germanica 'Double Your Fun'

Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'

Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'

Rose 'Cecile Brunner'

Rose 'Cecile Brunner'

Passiflora actinia

Passiflora actinia

Bomarea hirtella

Bomarea hirtella

Epilobium canum 'Bowman's hybrid'

Epilobium canum 'Bowman's hybrid'

Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Deceased - now in the compost heap.

Loropetalum chinense 'Irodari'

Loropetalum chinense 'Irodari'

Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty'

Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty'

Hemerocallis 'Early Snow'

Hemerocallis 'Early Snow'

Hemerocallis 'Desert Flame'

Hemerocallis 'Desert Flame'

Hemerocallis 'Midnight Raider'

Hemerocallis 'Midnight Raider'

Hemerocallis 'Inwood'

Hemerocallis 'Inwood'

Hemerocallis 'Mardi Gras Parade'

Hemerocallis 'Mardi Gras Parade'

Corylopsis paciflora

Corylopsis pauciflora

Helianthemum nummularium 'Cheviot'

Helianthemum nummularium 'Cheviot'

Delospermum cooperi 'Jewel of Dessert Topaz'

Delospermum cooperi 'Jewel of Dessert Topaz'

Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'

Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'

Delospermum cooperi 'WoW Orange Wonder'

Delospermum cooperi 'WoW Orange Wonder'

Construction of the Portal started in 2019. It serves several roles:

  • As a place to plant some climbers
  • As a gateway through the deer fence
    • That means it is a place for the custom built gate
  • As a visual separator between garden areas
  • As a visual focal point

The complete blog about the construction of the Portal can be found here.

Portal construction
Portal construction

The Portal also became the inspiration for Tuxedo Lane. One of the first plants to go onto the Portal was Kennedia nigricans, that I had grown from seed. It has black flowers and after the Impatiens tinctoria got planted beside on the far side of the portal, the idea for a black and white garden took shape.

Portal progress
Portal progress

In 2020, the deer fence was extended either side of the portal and that is still a work in progress. Finding out what provides a deterrent to the deer is evolving. 2020 also saw Toby take his place on the top as well as some decoration pieces, such as Mr and Mrs Nutty.

Portal structure completed
Portal structure completed

Plants in the Portal

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