Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:52
LG, sketch out your beds. select plants that will co-exist and enhance one another......colour wise, shape wise,,height wise,,foliage wise, texture wise. when you have something down...almost anything....you can sketch again. Jot down plants you can remember and definitely want then your thinking will get imaginative.
this is exactly what I do and the final sketches are often far removed from the first one. I try to transplant a big established plant in a new area too....it adds a tad of maturity. I will go through half a dozen sketches until it feels right.
Plant stuff you know or think you know will thrive. buy quality plants and don't settle for less
It's all fun LG and, no matter how well you have planned, you will move stuff around sooner or later.
in the next 2 or 3 weeks the gc's will have loads of herbaceous perennials in 9cm pots. Grab some....they are bursting to grow fast. Pot them up and do so again 3 or more times so that by mid spring you will have large garden size plants for the summer.