After the wet autumn and winter we have just endured, many people are reconsidering how they select plants for the garden based on a potentially long term changing climate. The plants that Rosy has included within this design will all thrive in a moisture retentive soil in a sunny to partially shaded position. Soils which are traditionally called moisture retentive tend to be those with a high water table, a clay based soil or a soil enriched with lots of organic matter. If you are looking to create a bog garden or water meadow, these plants are a very good place to start.
The area of the bed is 3 metres by 1.5 metres and of course, you can scale up or down the design as you need to fill your available space. If you need help with this, please contact us and we would be delighted to help.
ASTILBE 'Hennie Graafland' (simplicifolia hybrid) (1) - feathery plumes of pale pink flowers in mid summer over attractive filigree foliage
HEMEROCALLIS 'Irish Elf' (5) - this form of Daylily produces small golden flowers over a long period in summer, each lasting a day
LYCHNIS flos-cuculi 'White Robin' (9) - a shock of unruly white starry flowers in early summer that dance in the breeze - again perfect for pollinators Or try LYTHRUM salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (Firecandle) or LYTHRUM virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'
SANGUISORBA menziesii (14) - dark maroon bottle brush flowers in early summer - its seedheads look wonderful in winter touched with frost
CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (15) - purple-red thistle-like flowers in early summer, can produce a second flush in early autumn - bees go mad for it
Sadly we are unable to guarantee having all of the plants available all of the time via mail order. However, if you are visiting the Nursery Shop we may be able to supply suitable substitutes for the plants which you are missing, equally we may actually have the plants listed on Rosy's plans as we often have a wider range of plants available via the Nursery Shop than we are able to offer via mail-order.
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