SMALL SECTION (1M SQ) NEEDS PLANTS THAT DON’T MIND GETTING THEIR FEET WET IN BAD WEATHER
I live in the UK (Essex) and have a small 30ft square garden with London clay and believe it is alkaline. My garden slopes and at the bottom there is a section of grass next to patio of about 1m sq which I want to change to planting. This area gets very wet in winter and after heavy rain but can also be dry in normal conditions. Can you give me some tips on small plants that would suit this small and sometimes wet space. It isn't wet all the time. Are red lobelia a good choice as I know they are sometimes planted near ponds? I did have the area as a man made pond but filled it in because was worried about the safety for my dog.
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There are many good choices, including red lobelia or cardinal flower. This article will give you more ideas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/wgen/water-tolerant-plants.htm