Planting ideas for narrow border
TinyBluejay_94 Posts: 5
I have a narrow border at the back of a patio area, about 60cm. Does anyone have any planting ideas for here to pretty it up a bit? It’s in sun most of the day except for behind the seating.
Are you happy to put in some wires and may be grow climbers up the fence ? Are you looking for year round colours or more evergreen?
I'm sure there will be plenty of suggestions
Would love to grow some climbers too. Been thinking we might be better with some group 3 clematis so that we can still paint the fence when it gets pruned?
Not really worried about whether it’s evergreen or not as it’s just something to add some colour and soften the fence up when we’re sat out in the summer
A group 3 Clematis would like nice ..perhaps Clematis "Polish Spirit"?
You could consider a Salvia such as "Caradonna" instead as @Jellyfire suggested.
climbers - clematis, honeysuckle or even a small climbing rose or a combination of these. I have a few narrow borders with clematis and honeysuckle which I really like. The small border in front of my timber outbuilding I have a Lonicera japonica Halliana honeysuckle which I love as it flowers for ages and smells incredible. I agree lavender would look good too. Penstemon are good particularly Raven as it grows more upright, is evergreen and doesn’t need any support so ideal for a narrow border. They also flower for a long time and I’m always a big fan of long flowering perennials.