Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Desperate help needed with a high wall border.
I have a North facing 10ft walled garden on a new-build property. It's taken me over 2 years to dig up all the rubble and heavy clay etc that builders left under the lawn when I made my borders. We have neutral soil and all the plants I liked were mainly acid loving so I had my work cut out in choosing plants. I still have one border to fill and have run out of ideas. Things I have planted here that I liked just ended up looking a mismatched mess and I ended up taking them all out.
This border is not in the shade but only gets sun for part of the day. Everything suitable for here seems to be either a white/green colour or winter flowering. I would like it to have some structure to it with mostly tall/medium plants and would be so happy if I could just even have a summer flowering border with some evergreens and cool coloured perennials but don't have a clue how to plan it. Size is about 5ft x 4ft . There is a Philadelphus 'Mrs Robinson' that I planted 2 years ago in it. I don't know whether to move it somewhere else as having to add to it, is part of the problem I think. The only things I don't like are Conifers.
Any ideas please folks?
- 29 Apr, 2012