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A Year In Song : Belfast Garden Photos from 2003


 

  A hard frost transforms the garden in January 2003. The frost seems to enkindle new life into dead plant stems and seed heads, and green matter is recreated into something new. This view is down the path towards the lower seating area.


 

February 2003

A hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus), which in ordinary light has leaves, buds and flowers that are almost a dark liquorice colour with the texture of taffeta, becomes dusky maroon when backlit by the sun.

February 2003

The lower seating area with the snowdrop lawn in February.

 


[LEFT]

Looking down the garden in February 2003 before the annual clear up of dead perennials and grasses.

[RIGHT]

Looking down the path towards the lower seating area in June 2003, with the orange of Pilosella aurantiaca dominating the planting. The spires of Linaria purpurea and the candelabra arms of verbena bonariensis can be seen emerging through the meadow of orange.

 

June 2003

Looking across the path through the planting of Pilosella aurantiaca.

     
 

June 2003

Looking down across the cobbled circle in June 2003, with Geranium maderense in the foreground and the silky heads of stipa tenuissima forming the grass of the meadow..

     
 

June 2003

The same view across the cobbled circle two weeks later, with the spires of Linaria purpurea forming and the yellow and orange flowers of Eschscholzia californica beginning to take over from the orange of Pilosella aurantiaca.

July 2003

Looking diagonally up the garden from the lower seating area. The seed heads of stipa tenuissima are backlit by the high summer sun.

 


 

August 2003

The blue of Buddleia 'Nanho Blue' seen against the backdrop of the new wall that backs the new seating area. This seating area replaces the old garden shed.

 


 


 

August 2003

The new seating area which receives sun all day long.


 

August 2003

Looking across the garden from the new seating area.

 


 

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