EASY PLANTS FOR YOUR IN­LAND BEACH GAR­DEN WHICH TO­GETHER PRO­VIDE ALLSEASON IN­TER­EST

EADT Suffolk - - BEACH GARDEN - •Lo­tus hir­su­tus •Eu­phor­bia chara­cias subsp. wulfenii •Bal­lota pseu­do­d­ic­tam­nus •Stipa tenuis­sima •Stipa lessin­giana •Lib­er­tia pere­gri­nans •Cis­tus x ar­gen­teus ‘Peggy Sam­mons’ •Eryn­gium mar­iti­mum •Cy­nara car­dun­cu­lus

(Hairy Ca­nary Clover) A semi-ever­green with year-round in­ter­est.

(Mediter­ranean spurge)– A great self-seeder and lights up the gar­den from March to June. (False dit­tany) – Lit­tle shrub that needs to be trimmed hard into a neat mound to show off its woolly fo­liage to best ef­fect.

(Mex­i­can feather grass) – Fluffy grass with lots of move­ment.

(Less­ing feather grass) – Sim­i­lar to S. tenuis­sima but larger and love­lier. (Wan­der­ing iris) Or­ange glow is great in win­ter and June sees snowy white flow­ers.

(Rock rose) – com­pact and up­right with glo­ri­ous pa­pery flow­ers from May to July.

(Sea holly) looks good with its spiny leaves and this­tle-like flow­ers in July and Au­gust. (Car­doon)

ABOVE: The blueeyed grass Sisy­rinchium, Cal­i­for­nian Skies, with Rus­sian sage to the right and Balkan blue grass to the left of a bowl of suc­cu­lents. BE­LOW: The tiny waxy stems of Sea purslane spread hap­pily across the shin­gle at Kess­ing­land.

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