Malus 'Golden Hornet', with white blossom then an abundance of little bright yellow crab apples has just been planted in the bed where we grow yellow and orange flowers.
Later this year we will replace the birch trees with betula jacquemontii 'Snow Queen' which have wonderfully white bark (this is what we thought we had - unfortunately the bark doesn't whiten for a few years, by which time we had grown to like the ordinary birch, but they are very large now - will make good logs for the fire..)
4 One more strategy - I'm going to stop trying to grow things which clearly don't like it here and survive but don't thrive!
Malus on the left - it looks as though we are going to get lots of fruits this year.
The yellow azalea is scenting the whole garden just now, and the blue cammassias do well here, with no attention - so more of these....