Summer planting ideas
Your garden, like your home, needs to suit you. Magazines and web sites can suggest planting combinations and some will catch your interest, others you may hate. Below are ideas for summer plants and planting combinations so you can pick and mix what you like and fancy in your garden. There are images and links to page with growing information so you can decide if you like the plant and if it is right for your garden.
Both are quite tall and vigorous climbing plants which will need a large plant support and can be kept in check by pruning.
A lovely mix of mauve and red, Geranium 'Anne Folkard', lythrum and Knautia macedonica and all are easy to grow. Hardy Geraniums are great garden plants, easy and long flowering and Lythrum common name purple loosestrife is very attractive to the bees, flowering for weeks later in summer and tolerant of most conditions including damp. Knautia macedonica is also fully hardy with a preference for sun.
A really bright summer combination of Helium, Monarda and Hyssop which has the added bonus of being very bee friendly. The Monarda and Hyssop are aromatic and loved by bees. This combination is of herbaceous perennials.