ideas for small bed

anne fadden asked 9 years ago
Please see picture attached,this bed to the left of the path on the way up to our patio is approx 4 yards x 3 yards and contains clay. Could you suggest what low growing low maintenance plants we could plant here that would be suitable in clay and would not grow too high that would block our view from the kitchen window. Perhaps we need to wait until autumn to plant or perhaps we need to change from clay to other soil?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Mix in some compost to open up the clay soil. Choose a couple of hardy shrubs such as potentilla and hypericum, and a broad-leaved evergreen like laurustinus, which don’t get too tall and can be pruned. Then choose some perennials such as hosta, astilbe, astrantia, candlebra primula, bergenia, trollius and Siberian iris.