persicifolia, the peach-leaved bellflower, has long been a favourite at Glebe Cottage.
THE summer rain may have battered many plants but my dwarf campanula
is still looking its best, bursting with purple flowers which show no visible signs of suffering despite heavy downpours.
Lift and divide congested perennials such as campanulas
Plant new ones and carefully dig up and split those, like campanulas
and gentians, that have spread too much.
Q I want to put out some border plants and my favourites are campanulas
. Which do you recommend?
, lovely as they are, have a limited colour range, and need some stronger brighter shades to beef up their display.
As a counterpoint to the hot, dry look of the sandstone, Charlotte chose cottage-garden flowers including campanulas
, catmint, dianthus, peonies, and roses in shades of lavender, pink, blue, and wine red.
QI QI HAVE HA two 'Star of Bethlehem' campanulas
. Though they have been repotted every year, ar, ar they are getting thinner.
QI HAVE two 'Star of Bethlehem' ' campanulas
. Though they have been repotted every year, they are getting thinner.
Smaller dicentras can be grown with foxgloves, tall campanulas
The pages are filled with colourful plants for the summer borders - cosmos, dahlias, gazanias, asters, rudbeckias, digitalis, stock, echinaceas, dierama, verbascum, veronica, delphiniums, campanulas
- and so on.
, red hot pokers (kniphofias) and hollyhocks are suitable.
Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) is easy to grow and delightful, while three particular campanulas
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of perennials, including campanulas
, daylilies, hostas, peonies, sedums, and Shasta daisies.
It's maddening that campanulas
have such incredibly similar Latin names - I always need a reference book to get it right with two excellent medium-sized varieties.