Low Maintenance Plants for the Not-So Green Fingered
One thing’s for certain: lockdown, after lockdown, after lockdown in the UK has left plenty of time for puzzles, crosswords, and sourdough starters.
Not just that, but it’s provided precious gardening time, too. For those of us who have outdoor space that is. Silver linings.
Edens Gate, has put together a list of the best low maintenance plants for your garden this summer for those who haven’t quite grown their green fingers. (That’ll be us, then!)
Peonies are not only insta-worthy but this long-lived flower blooms in the same spot for decades, meaning they’re a low maintenance flower that comes back year after year with no intervention needed.
As well as being beautiful in colour they are also drought-resistant and slug resistant. No slippy suckers on the patio. Win!
Gah, how much do we LOVE a hydrangea?! They are also easy to care for with huge, beautiful full heads in their full spring.
Coming in many different colours such as; blue, green, pink, purple, red and white these will definitely catch the eye of your garden guests this summer. They’re also easy to trim and dry for the kitchen table. Tick, tick, tick!
The sun-loving plants are some of the longest blooming shrubs.
Butterfly Bush are one of the easiest plants to care for. Make sure you water the shrub slowly and thoroughly during the dry spells during the summer periods. The most labour intensive part of caring for butterfly bushes is the deadheading! Someone pass the shears.
Coneflowers are hardy, drought-tolerant and long-blooming, meaning they are super easy to care for with zero effort needed. The gorgeous pinks and purples will add a pop of colour to your garden, attracting butterflies.
Anemone is both early flowering and late flowering, meaning your garden will be beaming all year round. Flowered in pinks, reds, blues and whites these flowers will bring smiles to all your guests this summer.
Anemone is also very low maintenance to keep, regular water is all that is needed.
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