More compact dicentras
include 'Snowflakes'', which grows to only 40-45cm (16-18in) and produces clusters of white flowers.
You can get three dicentra
spectabilis for pounds 7.
spectabilis - otherwise known as bleeding heart - is a stunning herbaceous perennial that brings glory to any border.
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Suitable plants for this include delphinium, dicentra
, phlox, achillea and euphorbia.
His own personal favourites for each season, which are easily grown in this country and will add both colour and texture to the garden scene, include Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame' in winter; Scilla siberica, Helleborus nigra and Fritillaria meleagris 'Alba' in spring; Dicentra
Formosa 'Aurora', Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge', Paeonia 'White Wings', Rosa moyesii 'Nevada' and Phlox paniculata 'Rosa Pastell' in summer; and Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' and Gentiana makinoi in autumn.
Easy Set traps to protect the newly-emerging shoots of herbaceous perennials such as delphiniums, peonies, lupins, hosta and dicentra
from slugs and snails.
As for what's on sale, look out for the usual wide variety of perennials, including some drought-resistant varieties plus auriculas, various hostas, dicentra
, verbascum and penstemon plus herbs, shrubs and many more.
And there's alchemilla mollis, Japanese anemones - especially the white varieties - aquilegias, astrantias, brunnera, campanula persicifolia, coreopsis verticillata, dicentra
spectabilis, doronicum Miss Mason, echinops ritro, geraniums Wargrave, grandiflorum and Johnson's Blue, geum Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Stratheden, heleniums, hemerocallis or day lillies, lupins, lychnis coronaria, monarda, nepeta, phlox, pulmonarias, rudbeckias, sedum spectabile, sidalcea, stachys lanata and tradescantia.
Other good choices include a white lilac, Syringa vulgaris `Alba' and a white Dicentra
spectabilis `Alba', which has heart-shaped flowers that last for a few weeks in early summer, while the ferny leaves look wonderful under trees or around shrubs.
Cut back plants that have already died back, such as dicentra
, poppies and aquilegia, and collect their seeds.
Ground-hugging perennials, such as bergenias, dicentra
, hellebores and euphorbia will ensure that no bare soil is seen.