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By Andrea

Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

What can I put in a bare piece of soil.....Just cut back my lovely lupins and now have bare ground, what can I plant to give me colour?



Hi Andrea. Some information is needed before anyone can make any useful suggestions: What is your soil type? What is the aspect? Is the site sheltered or exposed? What type of plants do you require (shrub, perennial, annual, ground-cover, evergreen, etc)? What height do you want them to be?

6 Aug, 2016


If you just want a temporary filler perhaps a few pelargoniums?

6 Aug, 2016


Presumably you want temporary fillers so your lupins have room for growth again next year - if its sunny, then pelargoniums would add some colour right now, as Steragram suggests, if its shady, not quite so much. Fuchsias maybe, its really a case of what you can find at the garden centre or nursery - they do still have some bedding left, but by now its in pots, is limited in range and will be more expensive.

6 Aug, 2016

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