Salvia Merleau Blue The Perennial Sages are invaluable for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This compact selection features flowers of a deep violet-blue shade. Deadhead just below the spend heads to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Drought tolerant once established. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Easily divided in spring, every 3 to 4 years. Selected by S&G Flowers.
Raspberry 'Allgold' (Autumn fruiting) Water well for the first year until plants are fully established. When berries begin to develop, place a net over the plants to protect the crop from birds. Prune raspberry canes to ground level each February and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.
Anthemis tinctoria ‘Kelwayi’ Golden Marguerite Daisy The hardy Marguerite Daisies are among the best choices for summer-long colour in the sunny border. Plants form a bushy mound of ferny green foliage, bearing loads of small bright-yellow daisies from early summer on. Relatively drought tolerant, and adapts well to poor soils. Removing faded flowers regularly. If plants become floppy in mid-summer, shear them back to 6 to rejuvenate. A short-lived perennial, but will often self seed.
'Alaska' Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum Zones 5-9 This Shasta daisy cultivar grows 2-3' tall on rigid stems which do not require staking. Features 3\ diameter single flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks and with coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Long mid to late summer bloom period. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flower. Formerly known as Chrysanthemum maximum 'Alaska.'