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clay soil late summer flowers (slug proof but bee friendly)

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 12:26

ah thanks!  I had the anenomes in a really sunny border.  Do you grow the dalias from bulbs in the clay soil?

clay soil late summer flowers (slug proof but bee friendly)

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:41

In July most of our flowering plants have stopped but thats when i need some flowers.  Ive tried anenome (Japanese) but it only lasted a year.  We  are left with iceplant and honeysuckle for July / aug / sept.  I also throw some nasturtium seeds in to get some colour.  Ive bought lavender to attract the bees but wondered if anyone had any ideas? - i've lost so many to slugs and our clay over the years.

Clay

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:35

one more - woodruff - pretty little groundcover plant thats done really well.

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:34

they dont have my cranesbill, euphorbia, iceplant, magnolias, roses, elephant ears, dicentra, or aqualegia, also leave the woodruff alone.  Also dont have the lavender and rosemary.  I've lost SO many plants to slugs over the years but these have been bomb proof for us.

Clay

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:29

ok here are the other plants that we've grown in our slightly improved clay -many many cranesbill, euphorbia, elephant ears, dicentra, ferns in the shade, roses, magnolias, iceplant, aqualegia, quince.  Where the ground is hard and sunny - lavender, gravel with house leeks.  Also clematis and honeysuckle in sun.  Bulbs have to go in pots - they just rot.  Built raised beds on top of the clay for fruit and veg.  Used wood chippings every year on beds and its made lovely soil on top of the clay, which we mix in a bit. We really struggle for late summer flowers though.....

Clay

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:22

ooh just thought - ladies mantle does well - but must admit when we moved in the previous people had improved the soil in parts of the garden.  We do have areas of rock hard shade under trees where nothing will grow apart from weeds...

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