Design dilemma,any help greatfully accepted !
Northants, United Kingdom
Hi all.I'm having a nightmare trying to plan shrubs for the left hand side of my new borders.I had planned to start off with a leycestria formosa in front of the shed in the corner with a peony and solomons seal underneath followed by a cornus alba elegantisima so in winter I'd have the green and red cane thickets to look at and this was also where I was planning on placing my water feature so thought the drooping branches would be lovely.I then fancied a purple/red foliage plant and thought about prunus cestina or a smoke bush with an evergreen lonicera covering the two solid fence panels and two roses gertrude jeckyl and charles de milles in front.My scheme for that side is all pink/purples whites and fresh greens.I will move around my perennials next year and have really just thrown things in to fill space but I hate moving shrubs.Any better suggestions? As you can see the bed is on an angle and i dont want anything too big at first or I wont be able to see my beautiful red canes in winter from the house.I'm losing sleep and growing time over this so any help would be welcome.
- 20 Jun, 2008