Bergenias should be grown in good-sized groups or as a carpet underplanting
Enjoy more than 200 different selections of shrub, climbing and rambling roses, along with a wide range of herbaceous underplanting
, such as geraniums, violets and achilleas.
The catkin garden and its underplanting
will without doubt warm the hearts of many at the National Trust's Plas Newydd, but this spring there is another new garden which has been inspired by winning more than hearts.
In the average domestic garden it should establish itself vigorously and makes wonderful underplanting
for deciduous shrubs such as magnolia.
with creeping thyme to attract bees will help too.
Mostly oak with an underplanting
of hazel and alder, it is described as 'primary woodland' and 'semi-natural ancient woodland' - i.
The garden has been established 40 years now and over that period the structure remains as first laid out, but the underplanting
style has changed four times.
A tentative landscaping plan submitted to Kirklees Council from Conroy's architects Farrar Bamforth says, "ground levels and underplanting
below tree canopy to remain".
DOUBLE UP To keep your cupboard full, try underplanting
When was the last time you considered underplanting
shrubs with lily of the valley to form a carpet of fragrant white or pink bloom?
If the tree is growing on its own and the area beneath it is fairly small, try underplanting
with ground cover such as an ivy, Waldsternia ternata or Gaultheria.
Corydalis solida `Lahovice' is a good choice for underplanting
younger specimens where the flowers are close enough to the ground to be viewed alongside those of the perennial.