Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
Escallonia Gold Carpet
Low growing evergreen of spreading, compact, habit with golden foliage that turns lime in winter. Many red flowers july to October. Best in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Very good for containers.
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
- Usually Flowers : August, September
Upright, deciduous shrub. Quite large domed heads of lime-green flowers turn cream and then pink, from August to September. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good specimen plant.
Lathyrus vernus (Spring Pea)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Low growing, compact clump with dark green leaves. Short racemes of scented, blue-purple. pea-like flowers in clusters. April to May. Ht.40cm.(16in.). Foliage dies down after flowering. Grow in sun or light shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for front of boders and containers.