I don’t have space in the home garden for a decent sized herbaceous Border, but decided that I could make space for one at the plot. Everything at the plot has to have a purpose, even if that is to simply look lovely and/or make me smile. With that in mind, I’ve been collecting plants that are good for cutting or for foliage.
Cutting and lifting turf the day after a day of heavy rain was hard work but that’s why I don’t have gym membership.
After a few hours work and a cup of tea, the new border looks like this:
I’m going to put in a hidcote lavender hedge at the front of the border. In so far are two hydrangeas, Little Lime and Sabrina and for foliage a physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo D’Or and a Sambucus nigra Black Lace (probably flowers and cordial too) I’ve moved two geums to the new front and added a self seeded verbena bonariensis. Hollyhocks and foxgloves are at the back along with the climbing roses.
I may need to devise a plan to get at the apple cordon, but one thing at a time.