Planting advice - What to plant next
Hi All, I am hoping to get some advice regarding planting. I have a White Camellia growing with white dicentra in front of it. Behind, growing up the fence is a Maroony/Purpley coloured Clematis. There is a fern growing just under the branches of my kilmarnock willow. I know that these Dicentra will soon die back and I will be left with a big space (3 dicentra plants have been planted) my questions are these:
1. Do I cut the Dicentra down or leave it to die back naturally?
2. I would like some suggestions as to what to plant between the Dicentra and the Camellia to give me some summer interest?
3. If I do this would this be what is called underplanting?
The area in question is west facing gets the sun until around 7pm, I'm not sure how to describe the soil but it certainly has some clay in it. Planted further along this fence is a syringa sensation, 2 Aucuba japonica 'Variegata', rambling rose (white), philadelphus and a sambucus nigra. So I think there is a kind of white/purple scheme going on.
Any suggestions please?
- 20 May, 2011