It gives a nice splash of colour and we are trying to think what else we can put in to liven up the bed - it's the first thing visitors see when they drive in. We've introduced some yellow with the Phlomis Fruticosa and we're thinking of planting bulbs and tulips to provide early season colour. But what about summer?
Saturday we were busy planting up the border we'd cleared last weekend. In went : Phlomis Fruticosa (four), Phormium 'Gold Sword (one), Euphorbia Wulfenii (six), Euonymus Fortunei 'Sunshine' (two), Berberis Thunbergii Aurea (two), Callistemon Citrinus (one) and Lonicera Nitida 'Baggesens Gold' (two). All was well watered in and then covered with eight 80 litre bags of bark mulch to try retain the moisture.