Our Summertime Plant Pot Collection with Colours of the Sea
A Garden by the Sea
Each year I like to visit at least one garden by the sea. The beautiful gardens, here in the UK, where you can catch glimpses of the sea and where there are places to watch boats and birds or wander to the waters edge to build sandcastles or skim stones with the grandchildren have been in my day dreams this year.
My search online found some very interesting articles concerning plants suitable for coastal gardens. Although getting out and about by the seaside made me think of only candy floss, pink rock and ice cream.
One expert said, "Relaxed coastal gardens are known for their silvery foliage, grassy greens, and bright flowers. The plants are full of colour, texture, and movement, and they bring a sense of wilderness and freedom".
The Royal Horticultural society states: “Strong, often salt-laden winds present a challenge for planting. Providing windbreaks in the form of hedges or netting will widen the range of plants that can be grown”. There is a long list of suitable plants provided - too many for me to list. It’s fantastic to get that seaside flavour, especially when you live miles away from the nearest coast. So, I’ve picked the top 3 plants to bring the beach to you - hydrangeas, lavender and spider plants.
Colours of the Sea
I have also been to gardens where taking in the sea air and feeling the wind in your hair as you look out over towering palm trees and exotic and rare plants. Fresh air unusual plants make these gardens magical places to be.
You don’t need sea views to get that fun, informal look in your own outdoor space. Most coastal plants will thrive in any garden with well-drained soil and a sunny spot. For instance, spider plants are tough, they are used to battling strong winds and salty air, usually in poor soil or on steep banks.
JULY BIRTHSTONE AND FLOWER
The Ruby, birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.
The July birth flower is the blue larkspur. Each colour variation of the larkspur has a different meaning, but generally, indicates strong bonds of love
JULY CELEBRATORY DAYS
July 17 World Emoji Day
July 25 National Marine Week
Best wishes from the PPP Crew
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