Ideas for a dry sandy stony border
Hi all you experts!
I've just cleared an area that used to be part of the lawn, and I'm looking for some ideas of what to grow there.
The soil is dry, sandy and pebbly and dries out after a few days without rain (although I will be adding 3 bags of farmyard manure and a bin full of homemade compost), and it gets sun until mid-late afternoon this time of the year (later in summer).
I have some shrubby salvias, and I'm thinking maybe eryngiums, verbascums, sedums (hylo..something-or-other), maybe lavender. Whites and pale colours look good against the dark hedge. Any other ideas? I prefer herbaceous and small shrubs, but I'm not too keen on ornamental grasses.
Here's the area pics taken facing North-ish, one from each side of the "lawn" (recently scarified and overseeded so looks a mess at the moment).
Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained