London, United Kingdom
Lupins, foxgloves & alliums! Help!
I have just moved in to our new home and have lots of very empty flower beds. I have planted one of the beds (part sun/part shade and about 1meter wide by 6 meters long) with the foxglove & lupin plants that I have been growing from plugs since the spring. I'm also planning on planting in a clump a load of alliums. My question is... does anyone have any suggestions of what I might plant around them so that i'm not left with bare soil all through the winter? Should I simply look for 'dwarf' evergreen shrubs or are there any other options? Also, i'm not sure how close I can plant to the foxgloves/lupins/alliums etc? All ideas gratefully received - i'm a bit of a newbie to gardening!
- 11 Jul, 2010