After several wonderful weeks in South Africa (more posts to come on the Botanical Gardens in SA!) I am back in London and tackling the garden which was newly planted this time last year. I left it alone to grow during 2015 and let it die down naturally over the winter – well, that is what I told myself. Never again! I resolve to tidy up in the autumn this year.
Some rethinking and replanting is needed for the border along the flint wall, a site which is shady and damp. The plants below are grew well last year, but the grasses (Molinia) are not thriving and have been dug out. I am going to add more anemones (Robustissima) and brunnera (Jack Frost), but I think the borders needs a little more interest.
I am considering persicaria and aquilegias, and perhaps there will be space for a fern or two instead of more bergenias. What do you think?