Posted: 21/05/2014 at 23:53
Bamboos I avoid.
Rockery plants......do you want nice, little gems or wide spreading varieties? Many of the small varieties need winter protection (rain).
Helianthemums, sun roses, are brilliant evergreen summer long flowering plants in colours from white, to pink, to yellow to orange to red. Alyssum provides yellow spring flowers on evergreen foliage. Aubretia for purples and blues, osteospermums in white, pink amd purple. Arabis in white and pink some with lovely vsriegated foliage. Verbena homestead purple, varieties of thyme, lewisias are lovely summer flowers for dry rock sites. Campanulas with mound forming habits as well as sprawling carpeters are easy too. Some spikey plants ....grasses like festuca that provide blue foliage and greyish flowers. Stipa Tennuissima is a delightful grass with billowing flowers all summer and perfect for dry comditions. Some of the smaller hebes provide rounded domes of evergreen foliage.....purple, grey, green and all evergreen and are happy in a rockery situation. Other shrubs like silver helichrysum (the curry plant) and grey santolina, and purple sage, purple dwarf pittosporum and red carex like buchanii. The list is endless.