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TadsTads Posts: 210

is anybody able to please help me with suggestions for late summer planting in the dozen or so troughs & pots on my Guildford, (Surrey) terrace ?  We had trailing lobelia & petunia & fuchsia in them, giving a real show, but they've all gone-over now, & I am really hoping I can have the terrace looking beautiful for another 6-8 weeks or so?  ???? can anyone help me ? 

thankyou ????



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,160

    Trailing lobelia sometimes fizzles out, especially in full sun. The fuchsia and petunias should last longer. Last year some of my petunias got straggly so I cut them back, gave them a feed and they re-grew. If they really aren't any good then see if there is anything in the garden centre.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    I noticed loads of little violas in the DIY store the other day and in those 'cheapy' bargain stores. If you have a shadier spot they'd do well, and won't be expensive. You'll also find some cheap perennials in GCs at this time of year which might fit the bill, and you'd have them for next year to put in a border or bed if that suited.

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Plant some Violas now, they will flower right through until next May with a bit of care ^^

  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    Thank you Busy Lizzie, Fairgirl, & Mattbeer87....just wanted YOUR input of ideas.....will do as you suggest, thanx a lot



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