Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:15
Most everything is now growing fast and looking better every day....as with everyone else.....but I am going to have a big "spoil" this summer. A Carpentaria Californica is looking decidedly sparse of foliage. Growing against a wall it has been a lovely sight in June and July but the winter wet has affected it. Hardly a leaf but I cut branches back fairly hard and new growth has started. But it looks "woody"
However, I have now decided it has to go. I want something quick for,this summer and considered a red leaved canna, (I have a few in large pots growing away), a buddleia Davidii and climbers. I have a pittosporum Garnettii 6' tall to one side and a 10' tall conically shaped on the other side......not the most imaginative planting I have but it creates a cosy background. I have clematis ville de Lyon backing the pittosporum.
Any other options out there? Quick, colourful and compatible?