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For a good number of years now I have followed the traditional path of raising summer bedding followed by the almost obligatory wallflower and tulips.
Because of a disability (and passing years!) I'm no longer able to continue in this way. I am writing to ask if anyone can suggest an easy, continually flowering, perennial which I could use in place of the "geranium" regime in a particular narrow bed.
I appreciate that this is a difficult choice and very much a personal choice too, but any help would be greatly appreciated.



If you are actually in the USA, which USDA zone are you in?

20 Sep, 2017


Sorry. I should have said I live in the UK.

21 Sep, 2017


How narrow is narrow? Is it a border hemmed in by other things, like a wall or something? Could the border accommodate something that gets, say, 4 feet wide by 4 feet high?

the flag showing next to your name is the USA flag - you must have ticked the wrong box when you signed up, so you can go into your profile and change that setting to UK

21 Sep, 2017


The best continual flowering thing I can think of is a small shrub rather than a perennial, but if there is room and its a sunny position some Potentillas would flower all summer and need practically no maintenance.

21 Sep, 2017

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