Help with suitable plants for north-facing garden - total novice!!
We have just done a 3d design for our back garden, half of which is patio and half of which will be lawn. It's a rectangular garden and we're planning to have raised beds along one whole side and the back. It's a north-facing garden but the back half does get some sun in the afternoons. We live in Devon so do get a lot of rain. I'm not sure about our soil, we may even have to buy some topsoil to fill the beds. We're going for a contemporary look, white rendered walls, flat neat lawn, and would like some low maintenance plants that will survive year round.
I really like the look of bamboo, grasses, spikey plants, palm-type plants, and tall skinny flowering plants. We'd like some colour variation, I recently came across japanese maple which I liked the look of but neither of us know anything at all about plants. The last thing we want to do is go and spend a lot of money on nice plants that will just die. I'm also not sure if all plants can be planted next to anything? Ideally, we'd like to have some tall, some short, and some different colours in there. I've been on Pinterest which has given me an idea of what I'd like it to look like but I'm completely stuck now! I'm hoping someone on here may be able to help or make some recommendations! I'd be so grateful of any advice, what to do/not to do, types of soil, drainage etc. Hubby is building the raised beds so can design them to any spec.
Many Thanks in advance
Last edited: 15 February 2017 17:21:41