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what to grow with/after bluebells

In our communal garden we've a large bank of bluebells that have died and have left a sludge of dead, yellowing foliage and nothing to replace it. In advance of next year, what could we do to ensure that once the bluebells have died that there's something growing to replace them. Whether that's bulbs, perennial shrubs, roses etc. Just some ideas would be really welcome! Thankyou!

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  • j.sizmurj.sizmur Posts: 1
    yes - i'D LIKE TO HEAR SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS AS WELL...

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Is there just bare ground, or are there trees/buildings etc nearby?
    Perennials work very well with bluebells, but they also need dividing and supporting etc, so it pays to be selective. Some of the shrubbier perennials along with easier shrubs, and perhaps some smaller trees might be worth trying. Rowans and Amelanchiers for example.

    It would also depend on your budget and how you're acquiring the plants. Size of the area, and who is able to help maintain it etc.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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