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debs64debs64 Posts: 5,118
Hi all, no not talking about my lunch. I have some half barrels I am planning to plant DA roses in but can’t afford to buy all 7 roses at once so need suggestions for cheap bulky annuals to put in until I can get the roses I want. Pink lavender or white preferably so please pop on your thinking caps! Thanks in advance, all barrels are in sunny spots 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415
    Candytuft was one from my childhood, comes in the colours you mention

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • How about a cheap obelisk stuck in and grow some Chilean Glory Vine / Eccremocarpus Scaber up it...quick growing and prolific 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Cosmos would work well I imagine !!
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Night scented stock, mesembryanthemum, sweet peas
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 688
    I'm very fond of snapdragons
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,298
    Mass planting of trailing lobelia with nothing else looks good. One tray would be enough
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,454
    You can get pink nigella seeds, or there's "Persian Jewels mixed".
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,411

    Verbena and calibranchoa? A cloud of lobelia would look good as @B3 suggested. 
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,118
    Thanks so much for all your suggestions I love the photo just my sort of colours. Will have a look in my little local plant shop and pick something pretty! 
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