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Hi, I have 2 small L shaped borders in front of my bungalow 6' x 8' x 18" wide
I would like to replant as a Autumn winter boarder
Can anyone suggest suitable low growing plants?
The ends and corners I would like to have plants that can be left in all year and not over 18" tall
the bedding plants will be changed to suit the season during the year

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  • Posted: Wed. 5th August 2015 21:20

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Reply from cheshiresmile

March 7th, 2016
I wish I'd seen your query earlier as I planted a new border in the front garden for late summer and autumn back in early September. Lots of these plants continued through the Winter too, but it has been mild here in the South. I'm planning to add to it for Spring and Summer.
Here is a list of some of the things I put in for Autumn and into Winter:
Geranium Rozanne
Gaura Rosyjane
Gaura Belleza
Penstemon Amelia Jane - still in leaf
Penstemon Pinocalada -still in leaf
Aquilegia Sugar plum fairy
Lonicera Baggens Gold - evergreen
Anemenone Honorine JHobert
Anemenone September Charm
Heuchera Silver scrolls -still in leaf
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Ceratostigma griffithii
Have planted lots of bulbs and the cyclamen have done well and are still in leaf.

Other plants in the back garden and in shade, still in leaf are
Pulmonaria and been in flower since January
Hellebores been in flower since January
Brunnera Jack Frost
Wallflowers planted in Autumn and some flowered in February.
Perennial Wallflower - Erysium Bowles Mauve - flowers all year - I just dead-head from time to time, and the flowers keep going.

Other plants

Phlox Paniculata Pink Attraction
SedumAutumn Joy
Aster Island Bahamas
Liriope - lovely bright grass like leaves - not in flower now.

Hope this may have helped.

  • Posted: Mon. 7th March 2016 14:17