I moved this Thalictrum in the spring and was worried that I’d killed it, but it’s thriving in its new home under the apple tree. (You can just see the apple tree in the background with a clematis climbing up the trunk.)
This year I created a new bed under the apple tree. It’s supposed to be a white bed but, as usual, I couldn’t bear to part with all the existing plants so this Thalictrum (and a second, single-flowered vairety) survived. But pale lilac is almost white, right?!
To be honest, I’m struggling to know what to plant for interest now (July/August). Any suggestions? The soil is quite dry under the tree and I plan to dig in more organic matter this autumn. Even so, it’s always going to be quite dry and very shady towards the back near the fence.
Plants currently looking nice in this bed include acanthus spinosa, symphitum, hellebores, white geranium, nicotiana sylvestris and Japanese anemone. All of these plants are healthy here too.
Any ideas for summer-flowering white-ish plants that I could include next year? (Please don’t suggest bergenias as I have an irrational hatred of them!)