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Hi 

I have planted 2 lavender pants in the bed in the picture so hopefully next year they will have grown.

What else would you recommend planting with the lavender in the bed?

thanks

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  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 479
    Hi - the things I have in the sunny bed next to my lavenders are cistus, hebe, helianthemum and potentilla.

    Don't forget to water them as they are newly planted!
  • Hi - the things I have in the sunny bed next to my lavenders are cistus, hebe, helianthemum and potentilla.

    Don't forget to water them as they are newly planted!
    thanks for the advice

    the lavender have actually been replanted from last year as i didnt like them in other spot i had them.

    i do like the cistus will get a few of those how would this plant do in this area as well:

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  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 479
    I've not grown it, but I could see that the grey foliage would off-set the purple lavender well. I think they can get attacked by slugs/snails, and can die in harsh winters - but if you like it, go for it! It's your garden!  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,101
    You'll also need to remove all the grass and weeds, and certainly all the ivy, as that will strangle everything else.
    It's just competition for water/nutrients for any of the plants you want to keep.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,719
    I think it would be better if you prepared that bed before planting anything else  there.  It’s full of weeds and roots. It needs digging over, weeds and roots removed and some organic matter like compost added, before it’s ready to add plants. 

    Just scraping a hole in that weedy patch and plonking something in is not going to give you good results … your plants will struggle and you’ll have to work harder to get them to do well. Just a little more effort in preparation and your plants will do much better and you’ll have a lovely border 😞 

    As @Hostafan1 says so often ‘fail to prepare and prepare to fail’. 😊 
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 4,338
    I agree, get the weeds and grass cleared out (including roots) before you plant anything else.
    If the soil and conditions suit lavender (well-drained and sunny) then the shrubby salvias will also do well. They come in all sorts of colours, including purples that will tone with the lavenders if you want colour-coordination.
  • HeyHo!HeyHo! Posts: 75
    Agree with all of the above, the earth looks exhausted and needs replenishing with at about 2 large bags of compost, after the relentless ivy and other weeds are completely dug out and removed from the flower bed and all around it.
    To prevent grass spreading into the bed you could  use a plastic edging around (from Amazon) which is dug in and then a decorative edging on top to define the flower bed.
  • HeyHo!HeyHo! Posts: 75
    Mexican fleabane - Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'. One of the most beautiful cascading, flowering plants. Hardly any maintenance, easy to grow on most soil especially your flower bed. They flower for months and into the early autumn. No deadheading, they are happy go lucky flowers and will sit happily next to lavender.
  • arneilarneil Posts: 246
    We have Fleabane , in the flowerbeds in the pavement cracks in the brick wall , it has roots to Australia. It is pretty but needs keeping in check ! I got the original from Helen Dillon in Dublin when we went to see her garden , she did warn me !
  • HeyHo!HeyHo! Posts: 75
    arneil said:
    We have Fleabane , in the flowerbeds in the pavement cracks in the brick wall , it has roots to Australia. It is pretty but needs keeping in check ! I got the original from Helen Dillon in Dublin when we went to see her garden , she did warn me !

    What is not to like about Fleabane? The billowing millions of flowers decorate and cover all the ugly areas and turning the place into a picture of delight. Their roots do no harm to surfaces and so easy to care for, just good drainage and lots of sun. They flower all summer and into October.  I cut them right back in autumn and they stay put till summer returns.
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