just spent all day in the garden, weeding, getting rid of ivy, lilic, bind weed, roots to dead trees & unknown other weeds. DH is going to come back with ds and think I've done nothing What can I get quickly to pot now that will look fab. Still have a 7ft x3ft x3ft triangle in the sun to fill but I'm not sure what to put in it. Thanks for any tips
As far as something showy-nothing beats peonies and hydrangeas, IMO. Lots of lovely flowering shrubs out there as well! For planting now in the garden-beans, beets, carrots, squash, pumpkins. You could also transplant cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, and squash. Or you could make a lovely herb garden-not to late to sow herbs into the ground either-or pick up some plants and plop them in!
For a hot sunny bed how about Cistus, Lavender, Sage (both types), Verbena (flower from now till November), Gaura, Penstemon (also flower from now till Nov), hardy Geraniums. Suggest getting at least 3 of each perennial, planting in groups looks better ans is better at keeping weeds at bay.
Agree that Peonies are lovely but they are getting past their best by now.
If you plant them they will grow! Saw it in a movie-or somthin' like it. Ah-yeah they will grow through pea gravel of a reasonable depth if you give them some soil as well-I-is it a science experiment?