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Ideas for this large pot, please.

So I have this large tub/bucket, the conifer is gone & I’m looking for ideas on what would be suitable to replace it with. 
The tub is 130 litres
East facing, sun in the morning & shade in the afternoon.
I already have three Acers so preferably not one of those. 
Ideally good for bees & pollinators as I have solitary bee houses about 10ft away. 
I have googled & googled but I don’t want to make an expensive mistake. 
Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks 😊  
Apologies no matter what I try the pictures refuses to rotate. 



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  • alisvalalisval Posts: 1
    Have you thought about putting lavender in there? Excellent for bees and not expensive!
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,677
    I think a Pieris Japonica could work well. There are variegated leaf types too.
  • techskeltechskel Posts: 32
    edited June 2020
    Have you thought about putting lavender in there? Excellent for bees and not expensive!
    Morning. I currently have 10 lavender plants, I would be interesting to see how large it would get in a large pot. I pass some English lavender most days that’s grown up a wall and it the height of me (5ft)almost. 

    I think a Pieris Japonica could work well. There are variegated leaf types too.
    I think my mum has one of these, I’ve just had a look & that looks like it would be good, it shall go on my list. 

    I thought of Buddlia (however it’s spelt ) but do they struggle in pots? 
    I have a small one in a 30litre pot that’s not grown much (it’s about a foot) & produces tiny flowers next doors is in the ground & it’s huge. 
    I thought it would do well because they can grow pretty much anywhere. Maybe I’m being impatient with it.
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