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Hi I've just put a small stem with roots of 'black adder' in my garden, I'm not really familiar with this plant so will watch this thread with interest, it's not a native of the UK I have been led to understand and grows tall from what I've seen of it, are you able to expand on your question
Hi. I am interested in growing agastaches but am wondering how invasive they are. I have mixed border and do not want to plant anything that might run into adjoining plants so that I have to dig them up and replant. Any advice would be appreciated.
I have ordered Black adder today and am looking forward to giving it a try. Yours sound lovely.
Thanks for your help.
I like anything and everything. I am getting together some plants for a border that has got out of hand and I want to completely revamp it in the autumn. I have Astrantia a deep red variety, Salvia flugens, dark blue and light blue(don't know their names) that I intend to keep, and some we have grown from seed, far too many, so they will no doubt find good homes, and at the moment that's about it, apart from various daffodils and snow drops. On the fence behind the border there's a golden jasmin, yellow honeysuckle and The President clematis, a climbing rose, Ginger syllabub, also cerinthe that seeds all over, not that I mind that. From your earlier posts you say that agastache are a bit tender, so I will keep that in the greenhouse and plant out next spring. The border faces south and get the sun most of the day, the soil is light and has to be mulched to keep in the moisture, we usually are quite dry in the summer, this year is the exception as it is everywhere else.
The time has come to get in there and sort it out!.
I am open to suggestions, and would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
PS. it can get cold here in Lincolnshire we had -15c one night last year, it killed all the wisteria buds just as they were about to open and it was down to -18c the previous winter.
I also grow cosmos to infill along with nicotiana lime green, I love it, astrantia,it does well in my shady part of the garden,thalictrum, and all sort of different perennials, along with old fashioned roses. I am always on the look out for something a bit different. I have also grown achilleas this year and they have done very well, in fact I have ordered some more along with the agastache. Looking forward to them arriving!!
Thanks for your suggestions, I envy you your mild winters, we never know what to expect as we get cold east winds from the continent and that can play havoc with the garden..