Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:26
'It faces North so gets a little evening sun'. Mmmmm sounds a bit shady to me, all them Autumn echinaceas, sedums the hot loving perovskias and the like might find things a bit dark n chilly come time to flower, if they thrive at all. Seems more like Spring to Mid-Summer planting is the solution - Aconitums, Aquilegias, Geraniums, Lupins, Delphiniums (if the blooming snails ain't a problem) etc plus some earlyish flowering shrubs like Weigela, Deutzia maybe even a Buddliea for that evening sun. BTW all the above great bee plants!!!