Long narrow planters advice please
Hi, Excuse the bits in the floor. Complete novice gardener here with about 15m of planters to fill (about 7.5m each side of the garden). Downside is that they are only about 35-40cm wide inside. I just told our builder we wanted planters and that’s the size he built, in hindsight now I’ve started reading up on gardening we should have gone a bit wider but this is what I’m working with now!
Can anyone help with what to plant and where? I like lavender/alliums/ lupins maybe some roses and either grasses/fern to bulk out? Our house is styled quite modern so would like to inject some colour in the garden.
We also have a pergola for which the posts come out from the beds, what climbers would look good there?
Further to that, these beds are not yet filled. For the type of plants I’m looking at/plants you’d recommend what mix of top soil/compost would you advise? We also have a big bag of grit leftover from laying the slabs that could be used up to.
It is a north facing garden but as it’s a long garden the flower beds are in sun the majority of the day from spring to autumn. Only in winter do they not get much if any sun
If you’re still reading thank you! X
This picture shows what is at the base of them, underneath this is just a weed membrane then soil.
We filled the first 10cm up with some leftover hardcore to save on the cost of filling them based on the above but if it has to come back out then so be it.
For all the plants mentioned do you know what would be a good ratio of topsoil to compost to use? And grit if we can incorporate that?
Keen to get them filled and start planting, are they all ok to plant now or have I missed my spring opportunity?