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Plant ideas for my new south facing front garden

TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
edited April 2021 in Plants

I’ve just moved into a new house and finally have a garden (front and back). 

After spending five years in a property with no garden (just a tiny yard at the back) I’m very excited to get stuck in. 

I’m leaving the back for this year as it’s large and needs a lot of work and planning. 

I am leaving the front garden covered in the gravel (for this year at least) but would like a lot more plants. 

I’m looking for some ideas for plants and flowers: ideally perennials and herbaceous perennials (perhaps a few annuals) and very keen on bee and bird favourites. 

I’m off to the GC later today (I now have one a 30 minute walk away) and would love some ideas to focus my spending. 

Thanks in advance and happy gardening. 



  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Forgot to mention: I have a nepeta and a couple of hidcote along with a couple of spirea all in pots that I brought with me. Oh and some shasta daisies and chamomile. 
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 862
    Looks like a great project. You can get some inspiration here:

    Have a look at:
    • Aspect > Sun lovers
    • Get the look > Mediterranean 
    • Get the look > Dry Mediterranean 
    • Get the look > Piet Oudolf Wisley
    • Special features > Flowers for pollinators
    • Special features > Bee and butterfly
    Click on 'Open border plan' for a diagram.
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Thanks @Athelas I shall take a look 
  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    Hello - I have a south facing back garden. The following are some of the things I have:

    All flowering and good for insects.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Thanks @Pianoplayer
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,617
    Looking good!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Thanks @Lizzie27 Much easier to tackle than the back. No idea what to do with it.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,571
    You've made it look really pretty.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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