Posted: 17/09/2017 at 09:12
hi, I've cleared a bed and not sure how to get the look I want. My natural inclination is towards cottage style gardens, lots of fuss, lots of flowers. This theme needs to be a little more contemporary and hopefully I can pull of a minimal style to go with the new weaved willows, black decking and outdoor furniture. photos to follow.
Clay based soil but not too heavy, full sun. 16' x 4'.
Existing plants on the arch - white jasmine, honeysuckle, and pale pink rose on the other side of the path (may move this as not keen on the colour with this scheme).
So far, spring is as far as I've got. white daffodils to fill the area, probably with other white bulbs to prolong interest. I want to keep to a mainly white theme with lush green foliage with dots of blue by keeping the existing blue love in a mist under the arch, perhaps with blue cornflower to tie it together.
I need ideas for 'form' and shape please.
I think three plants, either side of the arch and in the middle alongside the arch.
Ferns would be a look I'm after but the site is too sunny, and I'd prefer something to see in the winter. Something neat and tidy. Any ideas please for similar but workable plants??
A standard or tallish plant in the spot furthest from the decking would be in keeping, so any suggestions??
Last edited: 17 September 2017 09:17:32