Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:26
This is a south east facing border, it has some of everything in there, it all grows together, I have never really bothered about what goes where. I only started this garden in 2012, from seeds and cuttings.
There is Echinops, rudbeckias, roses, cleome, sweet william, primulas, sweet peas, echium, clematis, honeysuckle, a potato climber, cornflowers, wallflowers, achillia,montbretia, dahlias,sea hollie, anturinum,echinachea, verbena bon, guara, and lots more that I cant remember. Plenty there for bees and butterflys.
In the Spring and early summer it was full of foxgloves, lupins, delphiniums, and others.
I have never tested the soil, I put lots of home made compost on in the winter and had some bark chippings that went on last year.
Sorry posted same pic twice!
in 2011 this was a mini pine forest, 30ft tall conifers, so you can acheive a lot in a small time if you really want to go for it.