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What would thrive in my sunny but windy site

Mark124Mark124 Posts: 4
My front garden gets a lot of sun, but is also in a bit of a wind tunnel. What plants do you think would thrive in my containers? I am open to annuals, perennials, shriubs, anything that would thrive in these conditions and brighten up my garden.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,913
    edited May 2020
    Here are a few ideas.

    The problems with growing shrubs in containers are (a) wind rock. Once the plant gets to any size it becomes top heavy and falls over in a sudden gust of wind, unless it is in a cylindrical or cuboid container that prevents that. And (b) desiccation. If the site is windy, plants will lose a lot of water through their leaves and require extra care and attention with regular watering. In summer, this might be twice a day.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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