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What shall I plant in here?

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naichick Sun 09-Apr-17 16:00:47

Hello! This is the first spring in our new house and I am a very enthusiastic but inexperienced gardener! Any ideas what i shod plant in the gap? Would like something colourful that won't die instantly if the dog runs accross it!

naichick Sun 09-Apr-17 16:02:00

Sorry across!

CarmenWedmore Sun 09-Apr-17 16:45:01

I'm afraid I'm also inexperienced but a good place to start is are there any plants/flowers you really like? I put things in that I've liked in other gardens - for example dicentra which is beautiful in spring and also hydrangea.

JT05 Sun 09-Apr-17 17:32:33

My usual suggestion coming up - Cranesbill Geranium, something like Johnson's Blue. It's quite a large strong plant, flowers for a long time and eventually spreads.

Thecontentedcat Sun 09-Apr-17 18:18:40

Cranesbill geranium is lovely, or you could just stick some annual bedding in there whilst you decide what to do. Some white cosmos or something, although that may get a bit tall.

AlternativeTentacle Sun 09-Apr-17 18:24:44

Yes a proper geranium, or alchemilla mollis.

CarmenWedmore Sun 09-Apr-17 18:34:27

We have the blue cranesbill geranium in our garden and it's beautiful.

naichick Sun 09-Apr-17 19:54:32

Thank you for the suggestions! After rummaging round the garden I've discovered I have some cranesbill geraniums already!

Also that I pulled up alchemellia mollis thinking it was a weed blush

Loving the Cosmos, also love that verbena bore..something the purple tall one? Does it need to be grown from seed though?

JT05 Sun 09-Apr-17 19:56:45

You can either grow the verbena from seed or buy plants. They should be in the garden centres mid May.

naichick Sun 09-Apr-17 20:02:39

Ah thank you!

My garden is amazing but I literally have no idea what I'm doing so I'm quite wary of over filling borders!

If i bought annuals then i guess that would add some colour whilst I see what comes out over summer.

Liara Sun 09-Apr-17 20:09:45

I would recommend putting in annuals and waiting for a year before putting anything permanent.

Sometimes bare patches of soil might hide some dormant gems, such as autumn flowering or late winter bulbs, and something permanent might be the end of them.

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