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What to plant between cherry trees

Hello, I'm a gardening newbie so apologies for the cluelessness here. We have 4 young cherry trees in a row in our garden - perhaps a meter apart. I was hoping to plant some perennials between them. The bed in which they are planted is fairly sunny although a little shaded in the afternoon. They are planted in bark (presumably there is top soil overlaid with membrane??). Does anyone have any suggestions of any in particular which might do well? Garden is dire need of colour! Also how do we actually plant in the bark and is it too late in the season to plant just now? Thank you in advance!


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I think we'll need photos of the area to have any chance of advising.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,956
    I'd suggest salvia as well.  Lovely purples or pinks to choose from.  Also white, but doesn't fit your color needs.  Maybe even some petunias or such.  I suggest heading to the GC and picking up some bedding annuals for this year, and spend the winter researching and planning your bed.  Don't plant too close to the base of the trees.  
    Utah, USA.
  • fionachendersonfionachenderson Posts: 2
    edited June 2020
    Thank you all. There is a white wall behind the trees so a bit of colour needed!
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