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evergreen perenial border

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:17

Thanks Christopher loads to research there

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 17:09

geranium  jolly bee looks nice Christopher2, but is it suitable to plant between the shrubs or will it take over?

I have no facility to take cuttings so want to keep to hardy perenials,or maybe just use annuals?.

What shrubs do you have that are blue? bearing in mind I can't have big ones as the planters are not very wide

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:56

Thanks Jean

You are more experienced than me that is for sure(learning though )

I am still trawling the web looking at blue/purple summer flowering perenials

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 20:14


Can you plant bulbs and perenials in the same spot

We have looked at some bulbs and like a few of them.

We will use the back alley mainly in the summer and want to have the planters at their best during that time here's what i'm thinking so far, but I would like people to guide me somewhat

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

iris 'Michael Paul'

penstomem nanus blue


Do you think we are going too blue /purple or will these all look ok together?

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 19:08

I think I may need help with the perenials , a lot seem to be very invasive are there any good ones that will not spread all over the planter and ruin the effect I am trying for?

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 18:53

Thanks Jean

The ajuga is supposed to do the same , so I will have to pull some out when they go wandering. It will give us both something to do when we come home from work

I am trawling the rhs website to find suitable coloured perenials that do not grow high.

Its a complicated game this isn't it

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 18:39
Daintiness wrote (see)

It looks lovely - well done. You could put in blue violas/pansies( in the spaces you are itching to fill up) Some small blue perennial campanulas would look lovely at the front ( Carol looked at some small ones a couple of weeks back on GW). What have you put in the wall planters?

They are heucharas I think, we just bought some on the recomendation of the garden nursery owner they are doing pretty well.

I am now looking at some blue/purple/lilac perenials to fill in the gaps help always appreciated

Also on the other side of the alley are 2 camelias that I have pruned into standards that are doing really well and I have had admiring comments passed.These are in 2 planters made the same as the large ones

I am looking at some deep purple roses for a couple of pots I have a few pots at the sides of the planters too.It all seems to be coming together and I again would like to thank everyone here for their continued help

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 17:56

 Heres a view for everyone to see

Am I on the right track?

I have had to curb my enthusiasm because I usually cram lots of plants in and end up smothering them

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 17:51

Thanks Christopher

I went in the back when I came home from work and there was 7 bees on the 2 planters I was really surprised and happy about that.

I am going to get a dwarf budlia I think ,I Will have a look at the Agastache black adder..I am really enjoying the planters and looking forward to them flourishing

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 18:56

I will have a look at the peroviskia thanks chirstopher

Obelixx thanks for all your help

I am looking at getting a dwarf budlia as they attract bees and butterflys

I will be looking at blue/purple perenials to fill in the gaps or maybe go fo the same coloured annuals

What would anyone suggest? nothing too big height wise due to the size of the planter

Once again thanks to everyone for helping this is a really helpful, informative forum

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