Here's a photograph of our tiny, currently quasi-derelict border looking east- towards the scraggy conifer point. I've already got various thoughts. I like the idea of a contrast between a more formal, Draughtsman's Contract style of garden, and a more naturalistic- very English, Arts and Crafts garden in the William Robinson or Gertrude Jekyll manner. So, the clipped box topiary in the foreground is going to stay. The box plant at the end has to go (or at least will be re-potted), to be replaced by trellis, stretching across the end of the garden- the plan being, that it will square off that oh-so irritating point. But what to fill the area in-between? Currently, I'm thinking: marsh spurge (Euphorbia palustris), foxgloves and lillies. The colour scheme will be a subtle green, grey/silver, and pink/purple.
In my last post, I mentioned our angelica plant, a self-seeded thing left over from my last garden. I like angelica, in as much that it looks architectural and my god, attracts the bees. Trawling the net, I've discovered Purple Angelica (Angelica gigas). I think this will look fantastic in our small garden. Here's a photograph from the digging dog nursery: