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18/01/2013 at 00:17

Does anyone have ideas on what plants to put in the garden, as we have had 2 floods in one month!   Some plants have survived - eg. shrubs, trees, fruit canes, helebores.

18/01/2013 at 05:46

 How long have you lived there?  Does it flood most winters or is this down to the exceptional year we've had?  

18/01/2013 at 09:03

I'd wait and see if it's a regular flood plain Tina. I've got one this year but never before. We haven't had exceptional weather recently.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17706.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 all that water is grass not the pond.

If you plant for wet soil and it all dries out for years you'll lose a lot of plants

18/01/2013 at 09:04

That is to say we HAVE had exceptional weather. 

18/01/2013 at 10:11

If you really have permanent wet soil here is a list of plants that like it - astilbe, hosta, ligularia, rodgersia, eupatorium, lythrum, lobelia cardinalis, persicaria superbum, candlabra primulas and the enormous gunnera.

18/01/2013 at 12:20

We've lived here for 3 years, and it was the first time the garden had flooded, but we do live in a flood plain.   So I need an idea of plants that can live in both dry and wet!

 

19/01/2013 at 07:13

shrubs in wet side

plants in wet side ,Look at this two pages, many people have this problem, but is not ta real problem I think. We live in flood and drought in one year, we have to accept this fact and react to this if necessary. Best luck, ThaiGer.

 

19/01/2013 at 10:25

Thanks, guys.

 

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