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30/05/2013 at 10:47

what perenial plants/ flowers can be bought to replace the annual bedding plants that we always are planting digging up throwing away that we do with pansies, marigolds, salvias, lobellia, that sort of thing

30/05/2013 at 10:56

That is like asking what sort of car should I buy to replace this one

There are loads of perennial plants available-just depends on what you like,soil conditions,location aspect.....................

A trip to the GC would give you plenty of ideas

30/05/2013 at 11:47

And some visits to other peoples gardens. Plenty open in June for ngs, red cross, village open gardens, private open gardens. Go and look. At the smaller gardens you'll find the garden owners there ready to answer any questions. Or take photos and post them here for ID. 

30/05/2013 at 12:00

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/ this link takes you to a good list of perennial plants. Browse at your leisure !

30/05/2013 at 12:23

A few that come to mind: Lithodora, a lovely deep blue-flowered creeping plant. Coreopsis, glorious yello flowers, although they tend to die after a few years. Saxifrages, such as "London Pride". Dianthus. Hellebores. Aquilegia. Thift (good for thin, stony soil). Pulmonaria (good for damper, shadier places). Most of these will spread or self-seed so you only need a small bit to start you off - I agree with Nutcutlet above, look out for summer fetes etc with plant stall where you can pick these things up cheaply, or beg some bits from other people's gardens.

30/05/2013 at 12:30

thanks people .. the garedn plot is oblong about 10foot by 7 foot island style ( drive way and path surround it . it is east facing with good morning and afternoon sun.dont want great big massive plants want variety already got lupins, sweet pes , bluebells, from previous owners. this year we just put bog standard bedding plants in , the usual culprits that are on sale at the moment so we can have some colour this year

30/05/2013 at 12:32

oh forgot soil is unloved over many years so going to need feeding up, good drianage thou and we live mid wales border

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