Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Impulse buying from the nursery...again!
I went to my local (very inexpensive, non-chain) nursery on Monday evening just to buy some herbs for a couple of spare pots, and ended up doing what I promised myself I wouldn't do, and buying a plant on impulse. It's a rather stunning Broom (cytisus Hollandia I think - the nursery is cheap but not brilliant at labelling correctly!) and I now have no idea what to plant with it - those deep red and pink flowers are going to die off in a couple of weeks, leaving me with a rather boring green shrub in a patch of brown earth! What can I underplant it with that will add interest for the rest of the year, but not swamp it come next year? It's a newly dug bed, roughly triangular, and I was toying with the idea of a water feature of some kind too...
- 26 May, 2010