Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:59
Fairy....have some respect for your betters
perki, can you place those plants out before you plant them? It's what I do if I can. You will get a better idea of how it will all look despite most of your plants now dormant.
Don't squash things in because you have the plants.....i find frik monch, for example, takes up quite a space. G Rozanne too...I have one plant that is 10' plus wide. Heleniums grow from small in spring to a metre wide in full summer. I like to see every plant with plenty of space. Nothing worse than plants poked in every available space. Bulbs can go in those gaps anyway. .
when planted up a mulch of mini bark chips will give your planting a touch of class, control weeds and regulate water loss