Posted: 13/12/2015 at 12:29
Fidget - it is a south facing slope, so gets full sun. I do find that side drier than the other (there is another border facing it on the other side of the grass path) ....I assume that's the tree roots taking a lot of moisture.
Hollie - the big white blooms are Hydrandgea Annabelle - you can see the faded flowerheads still standing in the first photo (March) ....such a great plant
Maureen - the stone you can see is a sort of retaining wall that OH and my Dad built - the soil is actually a mixture of clay and hundreds of years of fallen leaves. We mulch it in spring with compost or FYM, and just let the worms do the rest of the work for us. There is a fair bit of weeding to do, even through the mulch.....sheeps sorrel is my nemesis.