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09/06/2013 at 20:11

Does anyone have any advice on some hardy plants that we can put in a huge terracotta pot we have please? the area is in shade all day so need to take that into account, we've also put some wall baskets there either side and would like to put some hardy plants in those that hang but don't grow too big, any ideas please? very new to all this! thanks in advance

09/06/2013 at 20:16

I have a couple of large ferns that have been living in large terracota pots for the last couple of years. I had a lovely fushia once that lived over them, it wasn't hardy so died but there are many hardy ones

09/06/2013 at 20:16

Hi Nina, ferns and hostas are good in pots and shade

09/06/2013 at 20:17

When you say huge - how big is huge?

09/06/2013 at 20:22

Hi Nina, I have a Bambo in a large pot, and a couple of Acers


09/06/2013 at 20:45

Thanks guys for the quick replies, we already have 2 lovely hardy fushias so would like something different and something that flowers really.

09/06/2013 at 21:17

i would fill it with new guinea impatiens...all same colour.  superb

09/06/2013 at 22:17

A deutzia gracilis would be lovely.  Flowering now and smells great.

09/06/2013 at 22:53

There are some lovely shade loving cranesbill geraniums which I have thriving in quite deep shade. Alchemilla mollis, hellebores and sweet box or sarcococca are all plants that I've had success with in dry shade

09/06/2013 at 22:59

how about some Dicentras? the Bleeding Hearts are well suited in shady areas lovely as they don't grow too big

09/06/2013 at 23:20

sorry read that wrong.  my suggestion was for summer planting only.

plant a white hydrangea or a large fern

10/06/2013 at 08:29

Hostas are lovely for their foliage, but they do flower as well.   

14/06/2013 at 13:23

Well I am very proud of my new tub! I have a mixture of Dwarf Pinks, Salvia microphylla and a nemesia, in the winter I will put the tub in the shed as the Salvia is half hardy and hopefully will grow again next year, what do you think?


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