Awkward narrow bed plant ideas please...
Hello there, I’m figuring out how to replace the boring, floppy grass that we’ve let grow long for wildlife, with a wildlife and kid friendly alternative. It’s an east facing space that is 0.5 metre at its widest, narrowing to 0.2 metre at its smallest width, next to a pond ...although still needs watering as it gets dry. The wood/ stump is going to remain and will continue to be a table/ seat/ cover for wildlife.
I plan to dig out the border to make a bed to the dimensions described and so far have foxgloves growing in pots. Snowdrops and bluebells planned for planting this autumn and i’m also considering Stellaria holostea to plant throughout to replace the benefits of the current grass.
The fence will probably have a clematis like jingle bells, so will provide a nice lush green back drop set against the brown fence. We already have a load of ferns and hostas planted elsewhere so would like something a bit different for this spot. I’d really like it to continue to provide cover for froglets and other mini beasts throughout the year. Thoughts for plants would be very much appreciated ...and if anyone can tell me what would provide Pom Pom like seed heads that look good if not dead headed and left to dry (so catches a spot of frost in winter) would be a bonus ...thanks!