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Hi does anyone know what plants or bushes I can put in my front garden under window that gets very hot sun on it most of the day ...thank you 




  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I would go for Mediteranean plants like Thyme, Lavender, a prostrate form of Rosemary, Sage etc. But still remember to water them as they may be protected from the rain by the buildingimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    What sort of effect are you looking for Sharon? Any particular colours? Evergreen? Cottage style perennials? image


    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Sharon, in the winter does it get very cold?  Sometimes a place can form its own Saharan-style climate - hot in summer, cold in winter (instead of hot in the day, and cold at night), and so planting needs to reflect a big range in temperature.

  • Yes thank you for all your suggestions very helpful..I don't really no which to put there evergreens or ones that don't die in winter so I always have a display and yes it does get very cold in winter aswel here ...something hardy so the cats won't dig up either lol x


  • What about sea holly? I have that in a very dry hot bed.

  • What is sea holly I have never heard of it x


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,575
    Santolina does very well in a hot dry spot. You can get silver or green forms and it benefits from being cut hard back every few years. Will tolerate snow.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,131

    Once Verdun arrives there is not much else to say! He is a real plant expert image

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,737

    as a general rule, anything with hairy leaves, and or, silvery foliage will take tons of hot dry sun. E.G. Santolina, Convolvulus Cnoerum, cistus, lavender etc


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