Planting a slope is a real challenge. With the right choice of plants, however, a sloping terrain can also be turned into a beautiful bed. Here you will find two design suggestions with planting plans.
The long slope bed at the entrance to the house has so far only been sparsely planted and looks uninviting. The sunny location offers many opportunities for varied planting.
Suggestion 1: A hanging bed with charm
Whether short or long, sloping garden areas are always a challenge for designers. In the example, the bed is in full sun: Sun worshipers who can cope with dry soil are best used here. These include flowering shrubs such as Buddleia Nanhoe Blue ’with purple-blue flower panicles and the pink rugosa rose‘ Dagmar Hastrup ’.
The white spurflower, which even thrives in wall joints, is indestructible and easy to spread. Other robust sun worshipers with magical summer blooms are lavender, thyme and white blooming sun rose. The ‘Hidcote Blue’ variety is ideal for planting as a lavender border, its flowers can also be dried well and stored in sachets. Real thyme exudes its spicy aroma all year round, it thanks for protection from spruce branches in severe winters.
Tuffs made of blue-ray meadow oats loosen up the flowering areas on the slope. With the ‘Gardener’s joy’ground cover rose, which blooms frequently, you bring a healthy, raspberry-red flowering variety into your garden, the flowers of which remain attractive even after heavy rain showers. Like the other plants used here, the Blue Speedwell opens its flower candles from June to August. It can also cope with normal and dry soils. The white-pink climbing rose ‘New Dawn’, which is allowed to climb on a simple wooden pergola, ensures a stylish transition from the lawn to the bed.
Suggestion 2: Plenty of space for solar stars
Sunny yellow and orange set the tone here. Before the bed was planted, wire baskets were filled with stones (gabions) and placed in various places on the slope. This makes the gradient appear a little weaker. In addition, large-flowered clematis, which grow up in the back part of the obelisks, can flourish here. The large dark blue flowers open together with yellow goat clover before all other plants as early as May. Here, too, the main flowering time of the perennials is between June and August.
While the orange bell-shaped blossoms of the daylily and the red-brown blossoms of the yarrow are only particularly noticeable in summer, the compact growing saint’s herb with its gray-silver foliage is also an ornament in autumn and winter.
Where there is sun, the Perovskia cannot be missing. The blue summer bloomer with its gray-felted twigs is undemanding and is cut back close to the ground in spring. Only two years old, but very impressive, the yellow flowers of the mullein stretch out towards the sun from June to July. The willow-leaved pear, a small tree with narrow, silver-gray leaves, exudes a southern flair at the beginning of the bed.