Planting Ideas for the Patio Bed and the Flint Wall

Some new ideas – very different! Firstly the Patio Bed which is surrounded by paving and which enjoys partial sun during some of the day. It really needs something scented, or perhaps startling.

The Flint Wall Bed is mainly shaded, but also protected and I think this is the final decision on the planting.

Pinks, blues, and purples in the garden

The plants are growing taller and taller – thank goodness they are staked! The alchemillas look more like shrubs than perennials, and the ‘Mayflower’ geraniums are as tall as the allium ‘Purple Sensation’. The paeony buds are getting fatter and the Roseraie de l’Haye is about to open – all very exciting!

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Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ with Geranium ‘Mayflower’
Alliums, geraniums, and a hint of red valerian
Alliums, geraniums, and a hint of red valerian

And the Libertia is looking sensational!

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Libertia
Libertia, with Nepeta 'mussenii' in the background
Libertia, with Nepeta ‘Mussenii’ in the background