Empty border

Hover_fly125Hover_fly125 Posts: 13
edited April 2018 in Garden design
I've just cleared a border that we had vegetables growing in last year. We are getting an allotment so I want to redo this border with shrubs and flowers.

It's good quality soil, quite sandy. It slops down towards the house. The raspberries canes and supports are staying. The bed gets sun most of the day and gets very dry during the summer. It is quite exposed so nothing too delicate. Any ideas would be welcome. 


Bed in the left of the picture. A Japanese willow has just been planted there and a Buddleia that I'm growing from a cutting will go in at some point.

Thanks in advance.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,459
    Could we have some measurements please ... It's hard to tell the dimensions from the photo  :)
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,304
    what do you see from the top? It looks intriguing.
  • Could we have some measurements please ... It's hard to tell the dimensions from the photo  :)
    It's approximately 1.5m deep and 4/5 metres wide. Thanks.
  • Fire said:
    what do you see from the top? It looks intriguing.
    It flattens off and there's a school field and playground on the other side of the fence. The chain link fence let's more light in than a boarded fence.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    What sort of colors do you like?  I'm thinking lots of long flowering perennials.  
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  • What sort of colors do you like?  I'm thinking lots of long flowering perennials.  
    I like anything other than reds really. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,088
    Sticking with cool shades of yellows, whites and  blues with dots of plums. Nepetas Walker's Low, Achellia Terracotta, Centranthus Ruber 'alba', Anthemis Tinctoria Sauce Hollandaise, Coreopsis Verticillata 'Moonbeam', Hylotelephium Telephium and Knautia Macedonica.
  • IgrowfromseedIgrowfromseed Posts: 140
    I'm working on a similar project. That fence could do with softening, perhaps some climbers like an old fashioned rose, clematis and honeysuckle? For year round interest I would look at planting shrubs with interplanted perennials/HHA. 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,200
    I'm also planting a long narrow border previously used for veg.  My plan is a rainbow.  Red flowers, then orange, yellow, then we come to the beech tree, which will be surrounded with ferns, ivy, garlic mustard and wood anemones, then blues and purples.  I'm planting dahlias, crocosmia, montbretia, native bluebells, aubretia, delphiniums and agapanthus.
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