Posted: 10/02/2017 at 16:41
Please can you offer me some advice! Sorry for the long message
I am a bit concerned that i have too many plants in my list that I want to buy for a new border that I am creating.
The border west facing, sheltered and towards the back of the garden where it reaches the corner of my shed. It is L-shaped but the longest side is 5.4m long and 1.5m wide. I have a couple of picture which are below.
I am thinking about putting in some a hosta, ferns, actea purpea simplex in the back dark wet corner, then graduating the plants towards something where they appreciate partial shade, where i have alchemillia mollis, sanguisorba alba, astrantia, digitalis, asilbe 'look at me'. I also have some ground cover viola and gernaniums...
I am concerned i have listed too many and they wont all fit.... and that i don't have enough height (i really want to try and cover the horrible neighbors metal wall). I like the feeling of being enclosed in plants..
1. White ditigalis x 3
2. Actea Purpea Simple x 1
3. Hosta Sieboldnan x 1
4. Astrantia Major stardust x 3
5. Mattuccia Struthioperis x 2
6. Woodwardia Vingimenta x 1
7. Asplenium Solopendrium x 1
8. White Gernanium for partial shade x 1
9. Alchemilla Mollis (ladys mantle) x 3
10. Viola labradorica purpurea x 3
11. Sanguisorba alba x 3
12. Astilbe Look at me x 3
13. CAREX dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki x 3
Still need to take out all turf on the left hand side to create the border. I also need to move the hyrdrangea that is there.