Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:46
I wouldn't have planted anything under that large fir tree, and there's also Leylandii behind it, not all plants like to live under conifer. PI would have planted some nice flowers in big tubs/pots, and perhaps a small shrub that won't mind being container grown, and stood them on slabs. Something tall along the fence, bamboo in tubs maybe. Also a nice Clematis or three for year round flowering.
The leaves on the aquilegia need cutting off as they have succumbed to mould.
There's a lot of work involved in bringing ground like that under conifers up to scratch for planting, depends how much time and effort you want to put into it.
I think planting under a beech tree is probably easier than firs.