Posted: 24/04/2014 at 07:23
Used to put shrubs far too close together Blackest but now I do like 5 ' minimum and use perennials between them. Once satisfied that the shrubs .....the permanent structure......are in the right place I used perennials in between. Perennials can be changed, divided, etc. Too many shrubs can suddenly merge into a sort of hedge spoiling shape and form...colour too...in the border.
Your Phormium should have its roots loosened somewhat ....I divide mine every 2 or 3 years to keep its colourful juvenile leaves. If you feel brave empty it from its pot and assess it. Often they can be pulled apart esp when grown in the open ground and planted immediately.
Happy birthday Tracey. It's the modern custom thaf on your birthday you buy cream cakes for everyone
Beautiful morning here...so tempting to cut down daff foliage but,of course, I won't just yet