Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:52
Thank you for all your repliesso far! Lead farmer, thank you but making such a border here would mean extensive irrigation in the summer due to heat. Plus it's north facing so not sure it's ideal really, as much as I would love a nice long border like that!
As for bulbs, the usual daffodils, crocus, tulips etc all thrive here. The problem with planting them in grass here is that it gets warm very early in the season and having long grass means having LOTS of mosquitoes, which is a nightmare.
Other gardens here tend to be very boring as there isn't a big culture for gardening (which is surprising, but this is changing slowly). I love hydrangeas too but it would look awful in the winter with all those bare branches! I have a feeling that clean ad formal is the way to go as it's also not much of a "usable" part of the garden.
The soil isn't acidic so not good for rhododendrons or azaleas (which I'm not too keen on anyway).
Any how any thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated!