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Plant suggestions for patio border / bed

4 years ago

Hi all, We have a patio at the back of our house with a small border / bed (approx 4m x 0.5m). I am looking for some ideas for a planting plan. At the moment the bed is empty as i have been putting in annuals for the past couple of years but quite like the idea of some perennials to keep some interest throughout the year.

Beyond the border the garden is approx 1m lower than the patio, so i dont want a lot of high plants, except on one side where the bed borders the boundary fence. I have a rough plan sketched below (border 1 is the bed in question, border 2 is at the lower level and has rosemary, sage, lavender, oregano and thyme)

I have also listed the plants available at our local stores as the garden centres are closed...





lobelia trailing sapphire

Petunia red

petunia milliflora

lobelia bush dark blue

marigold antigua orange

alyssum mixed

dahlia mixed

verbena bush apricot


peony (large) miss america, gilbert barthelot, bunker hill, ruby plena

tulip - green wave, sorbet, sweet rosie

aqualega

herbaceous - achillea, delphinium.

hollyhocks (tall, 6ft)

aqualega


bedding plants

antirrhinum mixed, yellow, pink

marigold antigua orange

african marigold yellow vanilla

alyssum - purple, mixed, white

dahlia

petunia

lobelia trailing - sapphire, white, blue, mixed

petunia - white, red, salmon, yellow, blue veined, veined mixed

lobelia bush - string of pearls, white, rose

picobella


dahlia tubers - spartacus,


wisteria, large,


erysuimum - stars and stripes


dwarf tulips


waxflower chamelaucium uncinatum

primula denticulata (drumstick primula) **

honeysuckle (climber)


ranunculus **

white daffs

Bougainvillea

cosmos

celosia

lithadora

platycoden

phlox

fuchsia

cotinus (large)

osteospermum **


large hydrangea


MORE LARGE SHRUBS

pyracantha coccinea (hedge, shrub)

Callistemon

viburnum tinus

skimmia japonica

leptospermum kea

ceanothus blue mound

cotoneaster congestus nana

piaris japonica little heat green

potentilla pink beauty, klondike,

pittosporum tenuifolium tom thumb


euonymus emerald gaiety

deutzia rosea

sambucus racemosa sutherland gold

deutzia hybrida, mont rose

buddleja blue chip

spiraea japonica shirobana


Azalea evergreen red

viburnum globosum jermyns globe

cysts silver pink


geranium

allium ostara

Euonymus japonicus 'White Spire' (PBR)

Jasmin 7.99

Anemone 2.99



Ivy leaf geranium velvet, artic rose **


aubretia purple, blue, red (ideal for rockeries, borders)

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arum lily


polyanthus *


lewisia *


primulas


fritaleria


Fuchsia tubs *


Lisianthus *


passion flower


azaleas


lithadora


begonias


dianthus *


Buxus


peony (slow growing)


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saxifraga


ceanothus



Bay trees

azaleas

eucalyptus

doronicum

broom


armeria thrift

pinks


campanula*


arenaria


forsythia


kalenchoes


arabis


senetti


hedera


armeria marittima


sweet william


platycode


Convolvulus cneorum (evergreen shrub)


erica


heather


andromeda


dahlia


celosia


erysimum


osteospurum

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