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Perennial Perfection...

Posted: Today at 08:26

'It faces North so gets a little evening sun'.  Mmmmm sounds a bit shady to me, all them Autumn echinaceas, sedums the hot loving perovskias and the like might find things a bit dark n chilly come time to flower, if they thrive at all.  Seems more like Spring to Mid-Summer planting is the solution - Aconitums, Aquilegias, Geraniums, Lupins, Delphiniums (if the blooming snails ain't a problem)  etc plus some earlyish flowering shrubs like Weigela, Deutzia maybe even a Buddliea for that evening sun. BTW all the above great bee plants!!!

Bee friendly plants for hanging baskets

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 12:49

Nepeta faassennii - flowers for ever - looks like lavendar - attracts bees and butterflies ( a 10ft border under the dining room window had 26 tortoiseshells on in September!) - going to try it in John Innes in hanging baskets this year (hanging basket rights applied for) - perennial so may never have to redo the baskets every year!!

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