I have been trying to transform this walkway down to the pool for a very long time. I keep the “bamboo” in check, I have planted a variety of perennials, some successfully, others not so much. At the moment I have lilies, daisies, Russian sage, tiger lilies and the old fashioned roses on either side of the walkway. I just pruned back the old fashioned roses away from the walkway to the pool and the walkway around the pool, if you don’t keep them pruned, these roses like to run amok. My perennials struggle for their right to life against the invasive nature of the “bamboo” and more often then not, the “bamboo” has been winning the fight, thank goodness I’m stubborn and I try to even out the odds, my perennials need all the help they can get.