Leicestershire, United Kingdom
I want to get some ideas for what Im discovering to be a tricky spot. I would really like to create a thickly planted area of interesting foliage with some flowers - woodlandy in style - The area is a South South Westerly facing slope of approx 25-30 degrees free draining , semi shaded by a HUGE willow tree that is above it so little nutrient or surface moisture in the ground. I have tried various ferns - they dont seem to like it, the spreading juniper is doing ok, I have a small Nandina that is coping - and last year the snapdragons thrived and went mad before they all died off.
Any ideas what I could try? Its the slope behind the iron sunflowers in the picure - as you can see quite bare currently.
- 10 Mar, 2009