I was asked to create a tropical border by a decked area for a client earlier this year.
This how the border looked after removing perennial weeds and incorporating organic matter to an extremely clay soil .
Once planted the border started to take shape.
Phormium ‘Bronze Baby’ was used to provide year-round structural interest. It was time now to water the plants in and leave them establish.
Three months on and the plants are looking happy and established.
Crocosmia ‘Pauls’s Best Yellow’ is in full flower with bright yellow flowers held on trusses which cascade from tall upright stems. Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ with its large, golden-yellow daisy-like flowers is just starting to make an appearance.
Heleniums always add a splash of colour to a planting scheme. This one is Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’. It a perennial, so will come up every year and produce its flower-heads from early to mid-summer