Under tree planting
I have cleared a new section of bed in my sunny side , clay , full sun (when we get any) , rooty under hawthorn hedge with an young ish elder tree . Not sure now what to plant ....can anyone give me some ideas . I have seen under planting for shade but not full sun.
I would say anything that grows in full sun, just be wary of the amount of moisture available though as the tree will take alot of it.
I would think if you dig a decent hole and give it a good start with plenty of fertilizer/compost it should be ok.
On my sunny side (clay) I have an area by next doors hedge where I plant shrubs that take my liking. No plan except to watch height (don't want a 12ft giant) and spacing. Trying to get a balance of flowering and interest through the year. This is on going but so far have planted Kerria japonica(cos I like it - spring) Buddleiea globosa (yellow ball type flowers- earlt summer). Weigelia (early summer , lilac, sambucus nigra, hydrangea vanille frais (late summer) At moment is underplanted with weeds, snowdrops, daffodils, muscari, and there is a lovely large leaved variegated ivy that has come over from next door. It's a do as you like border where I am leaving things to their own devices.
When full I will start to think about perennials that are large like that very tall scabious. but not yet
I decided that not all garden need to be regimented
Hope this helps
It means if you go to a GC and think 'I really like that' you know where it fits in also I find saves weeding
I'd take a photo but you wouldn't see much as some stuff is very small - either cuttings or cheap, so is swamped by 'undergrowth'