RHS recommended plants for Essex
The dry, sunny microclimate of Ongar presents us with the challenge of gardening with less water.
On the positive side, we can also use mediterranean and exotic (looking) plants which will last until October and beyond.
Here's a small selection that we like.
Click on the plant name to link to the RHS website for more information.
Hanging baskets and pots in sunny places
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ AGM: 60cm x 90cm (2ft x 3ft)
Halimium: Height and spread variable according to cultivar
Hebe: Height and spread variable according to cultivar
Lavandula (lavender): Height and spread variable according to cultivar
Nandina domestica (sacred bamboo) AGM: 2m x 1.5m (6ft x 5ft)
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’ AGM: 1.2m x 1m (4ft x 3ft)
Santolina chamaecyparissus AGM: 50cm x 50cm (20in x 3ft)
Abelia × grandiflora AGM: 3m x 4m (10ft x 12ft)
Olearia macrodonta AGM: 6m x 5m (20ft x 15ft)
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius ‘Silver Jubilee’ AGM: 2-3m x 1.5m (6-10ft x 5ft)
Echinops: Height and spread variable according to cultivar
Solanum crispum: 6m (20ft)