Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:11
Out the font in the sun mostly singular plantings - lilies, acidanthera, agapanthus, mints. Three roses under-planted with pansies, one mixed herb pot with rosemary, sage, thyme and summer savoury. The window boxes this year each have 5 chilies in them. By the front door I have two pots of variegated euonymus, pieris and ivy to be brightened up this afternoon with shocking ping pelargoniums. Up until recently they had deep red cyclamen which are now in their own pots waiting to go into the border.
Out the back which is north facing but gets plenty of light and full sun from 3pm, about 20 single hostas big and small, pots and troughs of fuchsias, a Japanese maple, a pineapple sage, parsley, white chives and ginger mint and some plants waiting to grow big enough to go in the borders - a young spiraea, a choisya, 4 clems, 3 roses, a golden rain tree and a gunnera.
If I do hanging baskets they tend to be trailing pelargoniums which are forgiving of neglect and easy to deadhead and keep flowering. Don't like the stickiness of petunias or fussy mixed plantings. If I had a sheltered garden I'd do frothy flowers but not mixed.