This page is not just to reflect my attempts to keep track of what I have, and what I want to have, but to record the plant combinations and relationships with one another that work. Suggestions are needed, and welcome of course.
The way I intend to approach this is to decide on the key plants that I have so far (which means trees and shrubs basically), and try and establish the most suitable companions or contrasts with them, and then to select companions or contrasts for them, and so on. It’s important to remember not to carry this too far: I don’t want the garden to look clever, just to look natural and right. At the same time, there must be room for accents and even surprises.