Shropshire, United Kingdom
I have a large old tree trunk on a small bank, whose roots are holding up the soil. For the past 18 years I have have a clematis montana Elisabeth growing over it, attached to chicken wire which has looked spendid up until last year. Now all I have is dead wood, with very few live branches. Today I cut the whole lot out and want to start again. I could plant another Montana, but any ideas of what else would cascade over the trunk with either flowers or interesting foliage, possibly with some winter colour/berries? The bank is in partial shade and the soil would be quite dry. The picture is of the bank and the trunk is just behind the evergreen shrub on the right.
- 5 Mar, 2009