A project for you all to enjoy!!
I'm in need if advice -again!!!! I'm stood needing my bread and thinking about how to design my bed at the front of the house. After standing today and watching the newly planted skimmia getting bashed with the cruel winds I know its going to be relocated tomorrow night after work. By the time I put my bread to prove I had about a list of 2 plants to use in the bed, and that is because they are plonked there awaiting a 'plan' So as my knowledge is v limited and all I have in my head is the perennials that I have planted in the back boarders. However I fear that alone they too would succumb to the wind. So I'm a tad lost and in need of key gardeners out there to throw some designs my way. It's sandy soil that I shipped in to replace the clay. It's right on the tip of my drive so in full sun and east facing. It catches the wind on bad days!! I fancy all year interest and neat compact bushy evergreens softened with lots of colour. The bed itself is triangular and 5ft by 6 ft by 4.5ft approx. At the moment I have a hebe red edge, an aquilegia and a skimmia and something that looks like cannabis but is definitely not!!! It's spikey leaves and then puts out green poddy sort of heads. Although mine hasn't flowered yet. Apparently it spreads and can get leggy. It was a clump from someone's garden so doesn't have to stay. So feel free to make suggestions and if you know rough prices for plants then let me know. See how many limbs I need to sell to get the entrance of the drive looking stunning!! Thanks in anticipation