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Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

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Hyacinth is the common name for about 30 perennial flowering plants. These spring blooming bulbs come in a wide variety of bloom colors. They grow in sun to light shade and are often planted with daffodils and tulips in the spring garden. Zones 4-9

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Blanket Flower, Gaillardia. Hardy, sun-loving and easy to keep perennial. No pruning or fussing, or no serious pests or diseases.

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Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

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Flowers to grow for height in the garden, tall plants for flower borders.

Foxgloves are great for adding height to the flower garden and creating a cottage garden look. Beautiful flowers but toxic plant - do not have this where children play.

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Eremurus robustus The tall flower appear late spring to early summer Pacific Bulb Soci attention to drainage is critical need sun and fertile soil, and without cool to cold winter temperatures they do not flower well. The rootstock should be planted shallowly and care therefore needs to be taken to protect it and the emerging shoota can be quite tall

Mixed varieties of alliums. http://www.vanmeuwen.com/flowers/flower-bulbs/alliums/allium-cottage-garden-collection/25698VM

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