This bank was created from pond and ditch excavations, and contains some very heavy clay. Sometimes I refer to it as 'the clay bank' but I like the name 'Himalayas'.

Not surprisingly most of the plants are ones selected for their ability to grow in clay soil: SyringaEuonymus, Cornus, Mahonia, Salix, Buddleja, Berberis georgei, Sorbus wardii, Hamamellis 'Frederick', Betula medwediwii 'Gold Bark', Polygonatum, Persicaria, Rudbeckia, Hosta, Brunnera, Bergenia, Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'

Further around, I have inserted an area featuring various fastigiate plants to contrast with more architectural features:

Prunus 'Amanogawa' Taxus baccata 'Aurea Fastigiata' and other cultivars, Zelkova serrata, Cortaderia 'Sunningdale Silver', Parahebe perfoliata, Mahonia, Salix, Euphorbia sikkimensis, Bergenia


Vicki Martin BSc(Hons), BVSc
The Willows, Rectory Road, Whepstead, IP29 4TE


Tel: 01284 735950

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