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Hi I am new to gardening . I have just recently planted some lupins and foxgloves bought in pots.Do I need to lift them before winter and put them in pots or could I leave them in the ground.

Leave them in the ground-they are hardy in the UK

Thanks for that. Can you give me any good tips on what perennials to buy for a large border.The border backs onto a beck with fields behind.It can be a windy spot. I have put in two buddlea plants ,fox gloves and lupins,lavender.I

Phlox ,day lilies,all reliable down here-you are spoilt for choice on perennials-others will have some suggestions


Pennine Petal
Astilbies look good at this time of the year and sedum spectabile coming soon. I would visit some NGS gardens for ideas of which plants look good together.
Poppy Red

I also have a large border that is open to the elements and also on a hill, I have hebe's, foxgloves, hollyhocks, lupins, poppies, cornflowers , echinacea, correopsis, ornamental grasses and verbascum. 

Thanks for the advice. Im new to gardening ,It's all a bit daunting not knowing what goes with what to get a good visual effect.
How about some shrubs? Potentillas give plenty of colour throughout the summer as will hypericums. Evergreen shrubs like olearias, choisyas, hebes, etc. will give some solid shapes and protection to a border . Are you in a frost pocket? Are you in a mild area?

Shasta Daisies, white doubles not the tall growing singles ,flower for a long time and are easily propagated so you can increase your stock!

That's one that lots of people have and if you know someone who has any, your on your way!

I have just purchased, the new yellow one which are much dwarfer than the whites, they are Banana Cream, Broadway Lights and Goldrush, I already have taken a few rooted offsets of each, as they each had a few roots on they should hopefully grow!

The fancy name for them is Leucanthemum!

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