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By Angiea

United Kingdom Gb

My mother has a raised bed full of daffs. As I can't keep putting in bedding plants as my dad did, I want to put in a few plants which will die down each winter to allow the daffs through, & then provide colour later. Any suggestions please. Site is open & in full sun (when there is any!)



oriental poppies die down, so does echinacea, veronica, alstromeria, phlox, asters etc. they may leave a residual rosette of leaves close to the ground and stems to cut back but i use these amongst the bulbs in my garden. these are all quite tall but i also sow annual seed amonst them too.

22 Jul, 2009


My favorites at the minute are Hardy geraniums, they are fantstic... Rozanne is a lovely variety that flowers for a long period...also you could try Calendula, Pot marigold, they are a hardy annual, rather than a perennial but if you just leave them alone they do self seed and come back year after year... Antirrihnham is another good one, you can get perennial varieties of that too... the list really is endless... the best bet is to tap in a few of the names saggested into the little search box at the top and view some pic's see which you like... i have lots of perennials in my garden,, you more than welcome to look through my garden pages... might take a while though lol best of luck with finding what you are looking for

23 Jul, 2009

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