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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

Can anyone recommend some chuck and grow seeds for a fairly fertile shaded bed which gets a bit of sun in mid-summer?

I have the usual suspects like nigella and aquilegia elsewhere,

something smelly would be nice, but not essential.

Thanks chaps

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,202

    Honesty, forget-me-nots, dill, foxgloves, aquilegia, cornflower, flax, geranium palmatum and cowslips all seed themselves with gay abandon in my east facing bed (heavy clay) which is in shade most of the winter and only gets sun for a couple of hours a day in summer.

    Hesperis does very well and smells like lovely old fashioned talcum powder on a warm, still, early summer day.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    Googled hesperis and geranium palmatum both look lovely. Thanks topbird

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,202

    Geranium palmatum is very architectural B3 (very fern like) and keeps much of it's foliage throughout the winter. It can be quite short lived (perhaps 2 or 3 seasons) but I get more than enough seedlings from each plant that it's not a problem. image

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    The plants in the bed are quite low so a bit of height would be perfect

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,329

    oh Topbird, we love a bit of " gay abandon"

    Devon.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    Never thought of cuttings, any. What a good idea!

     

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    I'll plant them outside my row of pink tentsimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    I love californian poppies but they only open in the sun. I sow them elsewhere.

    "As camp as a row of pink tents" 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,202
    Oh blimey - is that phrase considered non-PC these days? Apologies if anybody took offence - none was intended.



    I shall have to ensure I do things with 'wild abandon' in futureimage
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