Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
Plants for sunny places
 
 
Even in soggy Britain, when we think of gardens, we think of summer and plants luxuriating in bright sunshine.  We like to sit in the sunniest (warmest) parts of our gardens.  There's no doubt that the sunny parts of gardens are what most people like best. 
 
This is true of most plants too.  There are many more horticultural plants that like or need full sun than can thrive in full shade.  Most prefer full sun even if they can live in semi shade.   The same is true of wildflowers, and there are plenty which do very well in sunny borders, even in competition with the horticultural favourites.  Sunny, south-facing spots are at a bit of a premium in gardens, but do consider giving wildflowers some space in such high-rent accomodation.
 
 
Plants for sunny areas      Click on the pictures or links to go to the pages
 
 
 
 
 
Plants for ponds and pond margins and other damp areas
Brooklime Veronica beccabunga
Common fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica
Marsh marigold Caltha palustris
Marsh-mallow Althaea officinalis
Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
Branched bur-reed Sparganium erectum
Fringed waterlily Nymphoides pelatata
Rigid hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum
? bogbean https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/b/bogbea63.html#his
?Hemp agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum?D
water mint?
 
 
    Bird's-foot trefoil        Evening-primrose             Common knapweed               Cowslip                        Heather     
                                                                      (also a meadow plant)
 
    Oxeye daisy                    Yarrow                         Quaking grass                    Mulleins    
                                                                                                            (also a meadow plant)
       Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
Plants for sunny places
 
Even in soggy Britain, when we think of gardens, we think of summer and plants luxuriating in bright sunshine.  We like to sit in the sunniest (warmest) parts of our gardens.  There's no doubt that the sunny parts of gardens are what most people like best. 
 
This is true of most plants too.  There are many more horticultural plants that like or need full sun than can thrive in full shade.  Most prefer full sun even if they can live in semi shade.   The same is true of wildflowers, and there are plenty which do very well in sunny borders, even in competition with the horticultural favourites.  Sunny, south-facing spots are at a bit of a premium in gardens, but do consider giving wildflowers some space in such high-rent accomodation.
 
 
Plants for sunny areas      Click on the pictures or links to go to the pages
    Bird's-foot trefoil                 Evening-primrose             Common knapweed        
                                                                                  (also a meadow plant)
           Cowslip                        Heather                          Oxeye daisy           
                                                                                        (also a meadow plant)   
 
         Yarrow                         Quaking grass                    Mulleins    
                                                                                       (also a meadow plant)