when I said that I was going to do something with this?
After these were built I spent a few days digging and mulching to give anything I planted a chance to survive. Because it took so long to organise it was a later start for this part of the garden than I would have liked but I wanted to get as much colour as possible for the summer within my budget. I was determined to stick to my plan of only buying perenial plants unless I was growing something from seed. Herbs were a good cheap option – mint, sage and rosemary and then I planted strawberries for ground cover and then went down the edge with a hedge of lavender. I found some saxifrage type plants that will eventually clamber down the stone and planted a dahlia tuber (I'd always thought of dahlias as being the preserve of elderly gentlemen who wear cravats but I'm changing my mind). A large Johnson's Blue geranium that can be hacked back if it invades too much and I planted Black Eyed Susans from seed – these things would survive a nuclear winter and any fool can grow them. They'd probably grown on the motorway.
And so as we approach the end of our summer this is what we've got: