April 13, 2011
It will be a modest affair since the sunniest bed measures 2 x 3 metres and is surrounded by a low growing box hedge. This, plus two box balls in the middle, absorbs quite a lot of planting space. A very pretty half standard holly sits in the centre and the rest of the bed is currently full of sub-shrubs and perennials with many having grown tall and leggy. So I plan to edit out the over- grown plants and in-fill with a mixture of dwarf lavenders, culinary sage, santolina, curry plant, marjoram and eau de cologne mint. All are scented and most will be sturdy enough to support some lightweight laundry. I’ll photograph it in mid-summer and if the botanical names would help just let me know.