Last year I planted my garden as densely as was possible. I had to shoehorn in every plant and it was worth it for the effect, I love a garden to look full and maximal. I can't really do minimalism in any way, not in my home, or my garden, nor would I want to! Sadly with the very wet summer and the very cold winter I have lost most of these plants and am left with just a rose and a rosemary in this border. I have been looking through these photos to remind myself of what was growing last year in order to improve on it this year!
I love daisies and foxgloves as well as alliums together with lots of rosemary and grasses. This year I will attempt to plant a brighter palette of colours, perhaps putting together reds and pinks! I also have a few rusted iron stakes with glass balls on top which I stick in random places through the border. This year the massive Solanum had to be taken out as it had completely taken over the garden and was invading next door! I could not walk under the arch and the cats had created a hide-out den in it. So it had to go!