Posted: 07/05/2017 at 22:54
I created a bed in the garden a few years ago and have struggled to keep it anything resembling pretty and planted nicely!
It sits in a part of the garden that misses out on early morning sun, then can get baked right through until sunset. In winter, with heavy rain it can get a bit boggy and once flooded for a week...
The success stories are hydrangea panniculata, dogwood, some sort of small conifer that I lost the label for, a smoke bush, a phygelius, hostas (I know, there is some shade from a pergola and they seem to love it!) and a spurge that grows like bloody wildfire. A couple of roses too seem quite happy. Feature plant is a flamingo salix.
I'm tempted to grub most of it out and go with roses as they seem happiest, I'd welcome opinions. Very little that is evergreen seems to like it there!
Last edited: 07 May 2017 22:55:41