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02/05/2014 at 18:10

Hi does anyone know what plants or bushes I can put in my front garden under window that gets very hot sun on it most of the day ...thank you 


02/05/2014 at 18:15

I would go for Mediteranean plants like Thyme, Lavender, a prostrate form of Rosemary, Sage etc. But still remember to water them as they may be protected from the rain by the building

02/05/2014 at 18:24

What sort of effect are you looking for Sharon? Any particular colours? Evergreen? Cottage style perennials? 


02/05/2014 at 18:52

Sharon, in the winter does it get very cold?  Sometimes a place can form its own Saharan-style climate - hot in summer, cold in winter (instead of hot in the day, and cold at night), and so planting needs to reflect a big range in temperature.

02/05/2014 at 19:52

Yes thank you for all your suggestions very helpful..I don't really no which to put there evergreens or ones that don't die in winter so I always have a display and yes it does get very cold in winter aswel here ...something hardy so the cats won't dig up either lol x


02/05/2014 at 19:52

What about sea holly? I have that in a very dry hot bed.

02/05/2014 at 19:58

What is sea holly I have never heard of it x


02/05/2014 at 23:13
Santolina does very well in a hot dry spot. You can get silver or green forms and it benefits from being cut hard back every few years. Will tolerate snow.
02/05/2014 at 23:48

Osteospermums love it hot.  Nepeta,Helianthemums, Cistus, caryopteris, ceratostigma, aeoniums, etc.  eryngiums, yes, but check out Jade Frost.  Sedums, from the tiny to the herbaceous perennial ones, will do well there.  

Semecio sunshine is a silver grey shrub with yellow flowers and enjoys the sun.  Most grey or silver plants like sun.  Check out convolvulous cmeorum.....velvety silvery shrub with pure white flowers.  Helychrysum......curry the most silver of plants.  

Dracaena palms come in purples, reds and yellow varieties and would do well in hot situations. 

03/05/2014 at 09:21

Once Verdun arrives there is not much else to say! He is a real plant expert

03/05/2014 at 10:23

as a general rule, anything with hairy leaves, and or, silvery foliage will take tons of hot dry sun. E.G. Santolina, Convolvulus Cnoerum, cistus, lavender etc


03/05/2014 at 10:23

see holly, Eryngium , another fab plant for those conditions.


03/05/2014 at 19:00

Sea holly is and Eryngium as Hostafan1 says. Just google sea holly and they will come up. Lovely steel blue flowers. They love it in my sandy dry soil.

03/05/2014 at 19:45

Am I the only one to think eryngium jade Frost is something special? Beautiful mixture of foliage colours plus wonderful satiny azure blue flowers completely different to usual eryngiums.  Will post a picture when this flowers....usually in June. 

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