Wildflowers but not a jungle!
The title sounds rather grand, but in fact I have a little patch at the very bottom of the garden that looks like it has been poached from the farmers wood beyond. There is a little 'secret' path that runs around it, my little boy thinks it's super but basically its the border of the property, and I have now cleared it of all the stinging nettles and (very) overgrown ferns.
I don't want to do very much with it, the trees are small and quite nice, there are a couple of rhododendrons in there too and a few other quite nice shrubs, a hydrangea is one I recognise. However, now I have cleared the nettles and ferns it does look a bit bare. I would like to plant some wild flowers and/or bulbs to make it look nice, but obviously low maintenance. My little boy does play in there but he has a healthy respect for flowers and won't trample them, he likes to follow the path and look for 'creatures'. Stinging nettles are too risky for him so they had to go but any other ideas would be welcome.
I have just finished (she says) digging over a plot that leads to the path and I am going to make it into an informal small rose garden. There is a buddleia at the start of the path too. Obviously, don't want anything that will go mad and overtake the rose garden but something that can take care of itself and hold it's own would be welcome.