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:

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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.