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Your top 10 list is very impressive, i have 7 out of 10 on your list, the hemp looks interesting, i will try that i am putting together a mi...

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Oh dear forgot Clematis and camellia!
Got to,have taraxicum officionale too
And Dahlias! Never heard of taraxacum officionale, I'm off to look it up!
Ho ho as it turns out ive got a few more taraxacum officionale than I'd like!

Roses, Foxgloves, Hardy Geranium, Hollyhocks, Lupins, Sweet pea, Delpiniums, Viola, Clematis.  


Aqueligia, I saw them a couple of years ago when new to this whole gardening lark and thought they looked like space ships love a plant that can make me giggle and I've loved them ever since.

Tree lupin, fab flowers and the leaves catch droplets of water in the centre which looks so stunning.

Morning Glory, the purple ones, grew one last year and every morning the new bloom floored me. Is it more beautiful because each flower lasts only a day? They just kept coming though!

Fragrant sweetpeas, jasmine, and various succulents.

My no particular order. Most are grown for fragrance or because they attract pollinators...especially bees.


1.  veronica

2.  echinacea

3.  lavender

4.  thymes..or hyssop...or agastache...or oregano...or all 4

5.  tithonia rotundifolia

6.  ferns

7.  coronilla

8.  cerinthe

9.  tagettes

10. nemesia


all subject to change depending on my mood....but I can't imagine a garden of mine without these plants, I would have put echium pininana in there but I've only ever managed to get one to the flowering stage once....

Geum Mrs Bradshaw which, with its wondeful scarlet flowers on long stems just goes on and cheefully on all summer! Mine is in its second year and just gets better.

So many plants I could add but since geum has just been mentimention have to mention geum Totally Tamgerine.  Been flowering 3' high for weeks now. ,lovely colour


My top ten...soooo hard to choose 

Tropaeolum speciosum....I'm on chalk 

Lillies. Any that smell nice

Clematis...smelly ones only

Iris chrysographes


white schizostyles

Viburnum juddii

Any tall Veronica

Cedrus deodora

Paulownia tomentosa

And thats it?! Thats all I can have?! But I've only just started    


addict, do you have a Paulownia tomentosa? I did have and cut it back to keep huge leaves as seller told me. At that time I  didn't know it flowered so beautifully, and it sadly didn't regrow and died.


Poor you Kef. No never grown one but used to drive past a massive one everyday. Thats why its on my dream list as is having a garden big enough to grow one. 

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