We live in a 2-year-old block of flats in Salford, Manchester. When the building was finished, flower beds were inserted into the surrounding lawns. However, after last year's bad winter, few plants remain. There is also a problem with the land sloping so the ground is very very wet and the beds get water-logged.
There are some reed-looking grasses which have survived but look like dead grass, mainly brown. Have you any suggestions as to what we could plant there please? A thriving peony bush which I brought from our old house lasted only 2-3 months although we took a huge piece of surrounding soil with it so as not to disturb the roots.
We'd be grateful for any advice. Thank you.
- 27 Feb, 2012