(Closed) I need green fingered and not so green fingered bee’s for idea’s for my Garden.

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve never been to the UK, so i don’t really know what your climate is like, but find your zone! and you’ll be able to find some great flowers that will thrive in your area!

You could always start a hanging basket or potted arrangement with bleeding hearts, sweet peas or other annuals. They won’t grow back next year but it will be a quick solution for the time being, and then when you move in after the wedding you can actually go for more permanence (bi-ennials & perennials ftw!).

What colours do you like? Are you going to go with one colour ‘family’ or a rainbow medley? You also have to take into consideration blooming times.

My garden was established when we bought the house and the lady that planted it was a genius, there is always SOMETHING blooming in our garden.

May-June we have snap dragons, flowering apple trees, lilacs and some lovely white flowers (not sure what they are, but they are lovely).

July-september we have lilies galore! I am going to add some wisteria when i have a climbing apparatus built.

Shrubs and decorative grasses are nice too and can come in silver, blue, or lime green (also there are red, yellow and orange varieties too!)

But seriously, pick up some gardening mags or scour some blogs and take not of what catches you eye. is it high/low arrangements? Vibrant colour? or exotics that draw you most?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Bushes and shrubs sound like they’d be a good option for you. They’re hardy and can have great color all year. Stick them in the ground, get them rooted, and keep them trimmed, and with that you’ll have some nice color and variety for years. Also, bulbs are another plant you can throw in the ground and enjoy for years, and they should do great in clay soil (lily of the valley, lilies, daffodils, crocuses, etc.). Wildflowers are another simple option. I’m a fan of poppies and cosmos.

My parent’s house has super clay soil (yay PA), and day lilies and clematis LOVE it. The clematis is a beast. Our neighbor gave us peonies for my birthday when I was little, and they’re still thriving…though you don’t want to plant them too near your house because they’re ant pollinated.

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