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Planning a sensory garden

Has anybody got plants suggestions for a sensory garden plants.

Comments (4)

  1. Grower

    Shelley

    You may find the Sensory Trust organisation helpful.
    www.sensorytrust.org.uk

  2. Grower

    S.I.W Community Garden Project

    Thank you Shelly its a brilliant site just looking on it.

  3. Grower

    The Lazy Gardener

    Lavenders obviously - a really nice big one is lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso', which has a really strong lavender smell & is also easy to take cuttings from, & there is the slightly more unusual lavandula multifida (Egyptian/fern lavender) 'Blue Wonder' - the foliage is lovely and soft and feathery & smells of oregano! It's not usually hardy outdoors over winter, but it self seeds, so once you've bought one you should never have to buy another one. Just don't overwater it. It likes to be pretty dry. Much dryer than you'd think judging by its foliage. Even if it looks like it's fading badly in the heat of summer and past reviving if you give it a good drink it should perk up again by the following morning. I generally grow mine in a pot, so I can save all the self-seedlings easily for the following year. Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' is a lovely feathery grass. This also self seeds. Any self-seedlings you don't want to keep are easy to dig up, root and all, and would probably be good to pot up for your sales or to swap at your end of season swap. Also Saxifraga cotelydon (silver/encrusted) 'Southside Seedling' would provide an interesting texture as the rosettes are hard and encrusted with lime/calcium deposits and the flowers provide a good contrast. Same would go for Saxifraga x urbium and saxifraga x urbium variegata. And even when not in flower they still provide interest visually and texturally. Oh, and sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco or 'purpureum' or sedum oreganum. Sedum 'Blue Spruce' or 'Angelina' might work too. And sedum 'Voodoo'. Hope this info helps.

  4. Grower

    S.I.W Community Garden Project

    Brilliant thank you I look forward in getting some of these for the garden


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