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Beneath tree border plan

Cutting back the Dame's violet and Foxgloves from beneath the Willow has opened up a whole new area that needs planting up with some robust evergreens.  We need plants that do well in neutral clay that is well-drained. This aspect is in partial shade and we would like to create an evergreen area beneath the branches of the tree that fills the void and splits one room within the garden from another. Here is the border in its current state. And now prepared for planting by removing spent foxgloves, weeding, tidying up some of the perennials, raking and forking through the soil.   I was inspired by a packed border in an NGS front garden in Bournville recently.  I noticed that the owners of the  Mediterranean inspired garden had used evergreens with similar foliage leaf shapes and heights which provided harmony to the area.   The plants we have chosen are a blue/green Hebe rakaiensis that we are relocating from another border due to the surrounding plants encr