50 plants to go in
I've been asking lots of questions over the last few months as I only just got started in gardening last year. I live in the NI countryside and so I have a fairly large plot (lots of land and not many people around!), before last year it was all lawn, but I decided to turn a good chunk of it into something more interesting.
I have a heavy clay soil and large parts of it, even today, squelch when I walk on it. I have made a pond in that part of the garden and have also planted things like primulas, marsh marigold and loosestrife in that area.
Other parts of the garden, while moist, is in pretty good shape and so I've been planting a few roses and clematis.
Over the last 6 months I've been buying a few items from The Secret Gardening Club, J Parkers and Sarah Raven etc and have potted them up as my soil would have been too heavy / wet to plant before now.
I just made a list of all the plants that I have, some are small and so probably won't flower this year, and I was surprised to find that I have collected more than 50 different types of plants!!
Now, I have to work out where everything should go in the garden; wish me luck!
For anyone interested my list (sorted, I think, in approximate order of flowering) is:
|Mahonia x media ‘Charity’|
|Bergenia Red Beauty (Red Pink).|
|Pulsatilla vulgaris Bells Mixed (Lilac Cream Red Pink White) AGM.|
|Viola labradorica Purpurea (Purple).|
|Doronicum orientale Magnificum (Yellow).|
|Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'|
|Geum 'Blazing Sunset'|
|Geum coccineum Tosai|
|Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’|
|Hesperis Matronalis (Lilac).|
|Arabis blepharophylla Spring Charm (Pink).|
|Iris sibirica ‘Blue King’|
|Digitalis purpurea ‘Sugar Plum’|
|Geranium Bill Wallis (Purple).|
|Potentilla fruticosa 'Snowbird'|
|Delphinium 'Summer Skies'|
|Hemerocallis - Stella D'Oro & Crimson Pirate|
|Salvia x superba|
|Geranium ‘Max Frei’|
|Heuchera (JParkers Luxury Collection)|
|Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji'|
|VERONICASTRUM virginicum 'Fascination'|
|Achillea filipendulina ‘Cloth Of Gold’|
|Alcea - Hollyhock|
|Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'|
|Alchemilla mollis Thriller (Yellow Green).|
|MONARDA 'Prairie Night'|
|Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’|
|Agapanthus ‘Twister’ & Blue|
|Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’|
|Heliopsis helianthoides scabra ‘Summer Sun’|
|Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)|
|Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'|
|Lobelia speciosa Fan Burgundy|
|Leucanthemum Silver Princess|
|Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’|
|Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’|
|Aster novi belgii 'Jenny'|
BTW, any ideas gratefully received for companion plants for roses from the above list.
And also which of the above doesn't mind damp / moist conditions, as I have lots of that!
MY research led me to believe that Doronicum, Polemonium, the Iris, Rodgersia, Solidago and Joe Pye don't mind moist conditions. Are there others?
Thanks for all the help that the forum regulars have already given me over the last few months.
the Cloth of gold, Alchemilla and hypericum I desperately try to get rid of but it’s very persistent.
Some on your list are slug food, especially lupins, Delphiniums and the campanula glomerata, so keep an eye on those.
please keep us posted with photos of its progress, you know we’re a nosy lot😀
Astrantia’s, geraniums, salvia’s. A.mollis, Agastache and penstemons can all used as companion planting for roses. Probably some others from your list too.
I’m in NI too. In the ‘burbs not the countryside. Lucky you.