1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October. 'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.
We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver
Clematis 'Piilu' is a clematis that produces two different kinds of flowers. In spring this variety has the most amazing double flowers, and in summer it adds to the profusion of flowers a second time but with single flowers. Such a picture in your garden! Also suitable for in a spacious patio planter with a climbing support. The Clematis 'Piilu' really should be in your garden! Height supplied approximately 25 cm.
Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.