We completely cleared the jungle that was there when we moved in but now need to figure out what to plant, and I have no idea where to start! This post is to ask for help with my flower bed, but I have other posts for the other edges.
Last year I planted a couple of rose bushes (which are still alive!) and some other bush that I don't know what it is. Also some marigolds that did ok. Now this year I want to think more long term - I would like to plant some flowering perennials and other pretty but easy plants. It only gets around 2-3 hours of sun a day, and the soil quality isn't great (but I can't tell you whether it's alkaline etc as I have no idea) but I think it has good drainage. I wish I had planned better as rose bushes probably aren't the best option for a beginner, especially with young children running around. I don't want to spend too much money.
Here's a picture if it helps:
Any suggestions of plants much appreciated!