apologies for the self-indulgence, but thought id post up some pics of an area transformed this year which is now 1,000,000% better than it used to be, i'm so pleased with how its turned out. much better than I expected
Originally, the plot in question was FAR worse than this first photo, however unfortunately this is the first photo i took during the clearing of the area (around March):
next stage, some weeks later (Early April):
now, within the last few weeks, after plantings were done in late April, the area now looks like:
loads and loads of these all over the area constantly:
and finally, my personal favourite, one of the 2 coreopsis:
on the area now exists 2x coreopsis, 2x verbena bonariensis, 2x dwarf buddleja, 2x echinacea, 2x veronica, 3x lavender, 2x hebe, 2x choisya, 3x viburnum tinus, 2x dianthus, 2x scabious, 2x digitalis purpurea, 2x cerastium, 2x erigeron, 1x erysimum. bees, butterflies (so many species), and some metallic green beetle or fly (?) that is all over the erigerons.
once the choisya and viburnums put some decent growth on, the whole area is going to be looking pretty mint, give it a few years or so maybe!