I’m not sure that this fits in the border yet. It has taken it’s time to come up and do anything, and did blow over in the wind very easily, so I had to support it. I’ll see how nice the flowers are when they come out, but at the moment it looks like a […]
The Japanese anemone has not done a lot, but they do usually take a while to get going. it is in a shady spot at the back of the border, so will have to see how it gets on over winter. The late summer flowers should be lovely though, when it gets going. Update: It […]
This pretty red Echinacea started off very slowly. Didn’t do a lot for a long time. Monty Don says these like wet summers and dry winters. Don’t hold out much hope for it living in completely the opposite of that. We’ll see though. I lifted it in Winter 2020-21 and it sat in a pot. […]
This sea holly seems the have established well. It should flower next year. It was lifted in November 2020 and planted temporarily in a pot.
A really reliable Rudbeckia. I had a big clump of this in my Manchester allotment for a long time and it looked fabulous every year. This plant has grown away well and flowered in its first year, so I’m keen to see it develop in later years. It was split in winter 2020-21 and re-planted […]
This little Phlox has looked ill ever since planting. Just one sad stem with a flower on top. It has stayed alive though, so may bulk up and improve next year. I will persevere with it as I like the little flowers and my Phlox in Manchester did really well for a long time. Lifted […]
A really pretty, small Daylily. It seems to do really well in all summer conditions. Will certainly look to be getting more of these as I’ve not really grown them before.