All year round colour in West Mayo

QuestionsGarden DesignPlant TypesAll year round colour in West Mayo
Colin & Alison McMullen asked 6 years ago

We have a 2 acre south facing site in W. Mayo, very windy, 1/2 mile from the sea. Most of the site is peaty loam, very fertile although somewhat acid & wet in the lower part; also sandy soil on the hill (poor fertility, very stony). Up to now, we have focused on veg & fruit. We would like to add all-year round colour, esp. perennial shrubs & trees, yellow, blue, red/pink, etc. Maybe too windy for camelias. Any suggestions (top 10, say) ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Go to a seaside nursery such as Cluain na dTor Nursery in Donegal.

See what is growing there and in your own local area and similar areas.

Visit the nurseries in each of the seasons and buy from the seasonal selection, choosing the plants you like.