There are a few very nice blue geraniums Rosie such as Rozanne, I've got some, can't remember the names & some of the darker blue salvias are hardy, there's a lovely one out here which has survived the last 2 cold & wet winters, will see if I can find the label with the name. You could put lots of blue bulbs in as well, irises, bluebells, camassias all survive here.
Gentians are lovely aren't they grindle, I've tried them though & campanulas too but they don't survive here but I think rather than the cold it's a combination of wet & the slugs & snails which gets them! I've remembered the name of one of the blue geraniums I've got Rosie - 'Brookside'.
Would forget-me-nots be any good ? I'm not sure wether they are perenial in the formal sense of the term, but my parents and Miss M have them every year.. so perhaps they are just very good at self-seeding ?
Oo some lovely suggestions there chums. Thanks. I forgot there are 2 quite large Aconitums in the triangle bit which is next to be dug over. Actually I believe there is a couple of clumps of a yellow one too
I have tried Gentians here before...popped their clogs. The Salvia's sound nice but I know they wouldn't survive outdoors up here. We can get -18 here, not much will get through that temps!! I quite fancy Ceanothus, a house on the way to Elgin has a beautiful one covering a wall, but it's a good few degrees warmer there.
It might have to be a Geranium, not my fav plant but at least the flowers are blue
I have lots of food for thought here. Thanks mateys
I had a look around Rosie & found the salvia which survived but I can't find a label, it has small flowers & seems pretty hardy & a campanula which I thought had died but has come back this year is campanula ambella & also forgot veronicas which seem pretty hardy, I have a lovely one called Shirley Blue which has come through 2 winters. Geranium 'Brookside' , not too much of a thug
Veronica 'Shirley Blue', looks a brighter blue in real life
You've just reminded me daisy that I had a lovely salvia 'Black & Blue' last year, no sign of it at all this year though so it must be the wet that's killed it off if it survives up where you are, most of the pretty salvias with big flowers don't make it here.
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