But, Kal… That makes no sense, don’t you mean “Building a bed to sleep on?”…Eeeeerm… Kinda. One thing I often do during the winter is plan island beds. I have been doing it for years now. Yeah, I’m just that sad. B-)
I have a large lawn area in my garden and it’s never used, all I ever do is mow it and ignore it. Once I have pulled out the borders from the edge it might be nice to also eat up some space with an island bed.
So with that in mind I planned this bed. Where it will go is either of the two possibilities above. Both are in full sun and the soil will need improving because all there has ever been there is grass.
Now, below is is what I think I would like to see. As far as I can tell all these plants will work together. The colouring doesn’t clash so much as compliment and, because most are perennial, will give a certain amount of guarantee that they will still be there in a few years.
Now, before you and I get carried away… This is not likely to happen in one year. All these plants are going to be bloody expensive to get! About the only way I could do it is to pick them up as and when I see them on a cheap deal.
Bulbs will be easier as you can buy them at the end of the growing season when shops want to clear their stock, but you have to have a bit of luck here.
For the plants I will probably need to maybe buy one plant, grow it, divide it and hope. Or maybe get cuttings or divided specimens from others.
The other thing is that I’m not entirely sure how big to make the bed. I was thinking of about 2m in diameter? That would allow a fair area to plant in but not so big that I would need to get a million plants to fill it.
If anyone has ever done this I would appreciate recommendations and suggestions!