Hi, long time lurker but hoping to post more regularly. I am considering planting up a border that we have at the side of our house. When we moved in last year it was very overgrown and infested with weeds. Last summer to gain control of the situation, I killed the weeds, put down weed fabric, bark and planted a few plants/shrubs while I worked on the rest of the garden (before & after photos below - panoramic so looks a bit odd). Depth of the border is about 2.5m.
It currently looks very bare but is tidy and I think has potential if I can find the right combination of shade friendly plants. My concern is the slope, the associated water run off and overall poor appearance of the underlying soil (this light grey gloopy mess).
Any suggestions? Tempted now to lift the fabric and try to improve the soil and try to plant up some shade friendly options (Hosta, Skimmia, grasses/ferns).
Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:19:23