Posted: 01/01/2014 at 18:14
Well I would certainly add a group,or two of grasses like miscanthus, stipa gigantea and Calamagrostis. Overdam, for example, is a lovely green and white grass growing to 6' and topped with beige flowers in summer. I have several miscanthus in the garden still flowerimg ....well, holding onto their old flowers.....adding a nice rustic decoration. Stipa gigantea is a must. Wonderful billowing golden flowers throughout summer soaring high above most everything.
I would also plant a buddleia or two there. If pruned back only half way each year a structure remains over winter that will soon regrow in spring.
And a canna or two. The taller ones like Durban can grow 7' plus and flower until autumn with red leaves. Others with green and,white leaves
And cotinus royal purple. It would love it there. No richer purple foliage than that and planted alongside a blue eucalyptus gunnii would look superb