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Moving to a house that only has a patio - what can I buy on a budget that stays green or that flowers all year round?

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Notalone Sun 31-Jul-11 15:42:19

I am moving to a rented house with a small patio. All the houses surrounding it are very similar and there is very little greenery around which I find quite depressing. I don't have much money nor lots of time but would love to buy some pots of something to cheer the space up. Something green / flowery even in winter and that does not need lots of attention. If anyone can link me to some possibles please that would be fantastic - I am such a novice with this sort of thing. Thanks smile

arfanarf Sun 31-Jul-11 19:52:21

Choisya has lovely bright foliage.
Euonymous has lots of varieties with variegated foliage.
Hypericum (St. John's Wort) flowers in summer.
I also like Winter flowering Jasmine which you can have growing up trellis or trailing over the side of the planter.

piratecat Sun 31-Jul-11 19:53:43

i just bought a Japonica. evergreen and there are different types. hth

piratecat Sun 31-Jul-11 19:56:56

hi, have linked here to a page full of the different ones, tho mine is a Pieris Japonica. They have lovely leaves.

lots of here

Notalone Fri 05-Aug-11 18:34:25

Oooh - lots of lovely colourful choices here. Thanks everyone smile

Oblomov Fri 05-Aug-11 19:43:24

Have nice green choisya bush. Light bright green is fab, totally uplifting.
Am looking with interest at other things I can buy.

mrsbrooks Fri 12-Aug-11 20:19:04

Hibiscus is a lovely flowering shrub for autumn
Piers and euyronimus are definitely great
Put everything in pots
Pittiosporum is a great variegated shrub too and maybe an orimental berry tree in winter

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