Prior to us planting, this area had been given over to bamboo. Unfortunately, the bamboo had blocked out significant light and its density felt claustrophobic.
Our brief, therefore, was to select planting that would grow to only a moderate height and to introduce some colour to this South-facing terrace made of gorgeous wooden sleepers.
Reluctant to rely on flowers alone, since blossom can come and go relatively quickly, we made sure to include several grasses with impactful colouring (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' or Japanese Blood Grass and Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' or Japanese Forest Grass) alongside some deep red foliaged plants (Sedum 'Black Emporer'and Loropetalum chinense or Chinese Fringe Flower').
Upon completion (July):