Mind the gap!
We had the garden designed by a landscaper with a planting plan two years ago - it's going into it's third season now.
Obviously I am aware that alot of the plants have yet to mature but we have some big gaps in borders that I am desperate to fill... I've already done some improvising but need some ideas - or, someone to tell me that I should leave alone and wait a little longer like my husband does...!
But I look at the gaps and think it will be quite a long time before these are filled...!
First pic shows a viburnum, snowmound spirea and a cistus silver pink - I feel like something either side of the snowmound is needed? I've already popped a clematis just behind the cistus to scramble up the horrid wall and onto the trellis! Have added a close up of the cistus for context (and also if anyone can tell me how to stop it looking so leggy...?! I'm scared of pruning it as I've heard they don't take kindly!)
Then we have some cosnus alba with midwinter fire in the distance. To fill the front I've planted a couple of peonies and a buddleja buzz magenta, but still lots of gaps
To the far side of the midwinter fire we then have a virburnum bodnantense, a miscanthus and another spirea snowmound, followed by a mis-shapen cistus corbanensis.
Again, lots of space around the base of these and the weeding alone is killing me.
I was thinking about some salvia caradonna which we have in another border and which has grown beautifully. But I think that alone may look a bit strange!