Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:53
Some combinations that seem to be working at the moment...
I seem to gravitate towards yellow and pink combinations so long as the pinks are not too strong The heucheras above have spent two years in pots waiting to be placed and I think I might have finally done this...just need to compare them later in the year when the pink combo of Echinacea and Liatris bloom in front of the poppies which will have gone over by then Still don't know what to under-plant poppies with that die an ugly death in summer
I'm really enjoying the top combination of Sisyrinchium and Euphorbia Silver Swan and the wall of yellow Geum I have at the moment that isn't working in the opposite border but seems to belong with these guys. (there is a wilting spring at the back that I cut off to see what it looked like) Looking forward to seeing this border mature a bit.
Also loving the second combo of Black Elder under-planted with some Sedum Angeline. It's the first year I've seen the Elder flower and it is still a twig at the moment, but the potential is there
Not so pleased with my Lavender this year that kind of flopped. Half of it died and the other half is being out shone by the thyme that is flowering its head off. I plan to increase this simple but beautiful frothy plant and the bees love it