Clematis Etoile Violette, a vigorous, late summer-flowering clematis producing a profusion of deep purple flowers with creamy-yellow centres from July to September, planted to scramble through the willow tree
UNDER TREE BED: Polypodium vulgare Small British native hardy evergreen fern, good for shade. One of the most versatile for our climate, content in most soils, damp or dry, as long as it has some shade.
Campanula portenschlagiana dalmatian bellflower Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, fertile soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Height: m Spread: m Flowering period: July and August Hardiness: fully hardy
Corsican hellebore Bowl-shaped, pendant, pale green flowers hang above leathery, prickly-edged, sea-green leaves from January to March. This popular evergreen makes an architectural statement in the middle of a mixed border.
Viburnum tinus 'French White' full sun to partial shade, moist but well drained soil, flowers December to April - goes well with bergenia (elephants ears) heleborus, sarcococca confusia, clematis cirrhosa - perfect for lower slope
Bergenia 'Baby Doll' elephant's ears Position: full sun or partial shade Soil:any moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast Height: m Spread: m Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: soft-pink Hardiness: fully hardy Compact form