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Help with a sloped flower bed please.

Hi there. We have just made a new patio (work in progress!!) and now have this bed to plant up.  I really want to be able to screen the fence to the right with something tall and have some easy maintenance plants in the curved border for all year interest. Please can anyone give me any help with what to plant where? I don't know where to start. Thank you in advance.

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,639
    it looks lovely and obviously in sun now but for how long?
    Have you colours in mind? Do you want a ground cover look as in hardy geraniums or taller perennials or seasonal bedding such as begonias?
    My first thought would be lavender around the edge but it likes well drained soil and sun.
    Tall plants are you thinking shrubs, perennials, grasses or climbers on the fence?
    So you can see its difficult to make suggestions without more information 
  • Thank you for the reply. The border gets late morning, afternoon and evening sun.
    I am not to fussed by the colours but would rather steer away from seasonal bedding plants. I was thinking grasses and hardy geraniums. I don't want anything too tall at the back as there is no support there. I was also thinking about a tall grass along the fence or an evergreen shrub, something that covers the fence as much as possible.
    As the border is sloped do you think it would benefit from some rocks/boulders to break it up? 
    I love gardening but have always just bought something I like and hoped for the best! I now realise that this approach doesn't always work and really don't want to get this wrong.

    Thanks

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,288
    Hardy geraniums would give you ground cover and colour for a good part of the year, you might also think about planting bulbs in the Autumn for colour next Spring (except snowdrops which are better planted "in the green" and available around now). Grasses would look good l think and fit in with the style. 
    This is a good site to give you some ideas  :)
    https://www.knollgardens.co.uk/
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,639
    You could also think about a ground cover roses they are easy to look after<br>
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/collections/ground-cover-roses 

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