Planting a semicircular raised bed from scratch
Hello everyone. The photo shows a former pond, which I’ve used for a few years (not very successfully) as a vegetable patch. This year I’m planning to turn it into a cottage garden style raised bed.
I’d welcome your thoughts on what to include in this patch. It is west facing, 3.2m wide, 1.6m radius. The neighbour’s fence is 1.2m high. I’m keen to attract pollinators and to have something interesting each season.
This is really a jumble of thoughts, but I was thinking of planting some tall summer plants like delphiniums at the back. Perhaps some aquilegias, phlox and sweet william in the centre, and some pinks, hardy geraniums or campanula at the front. Next winter I could fill any gaps with spring bulbs.
Not sure if I should consider having one or two small shrubs as focal points.
I was thinking of growing winter jasmine up the fence for some winter colour, though don’t know if its stem/roots would end up taking too much space in the bed.
Any thoughts or recommendations very welcome!