I have marigolds pelagoriums,cerinthe(dead easy), and some unamed house plants that needed rescueing.
I have raised ,zinnnias, antirrhinums,rudbeckia, schithanus (grand-daughter shows off with that one), asters,achillae, gypsophilia and marigolds. Early potatoes are well away, onions, garlic and leeks coming along nicely. The chives and salad onions are a production line and we are on our second pot of carrots(G-daughter loves to eat these straight from the pot) I would not garden if I could not grow beetroot and we had suprise, in that the rhubarb I killed last year is thriving!!
I have very little space in my garden and have planted pots en masse in one space. Hostas add foliage and I hope the taller flowers will enhance the overall effect. The neglected lilies are again ready to bloom. It seems that I would do better by developing a hands-off approach.
The real success has been the heucheras and alpines I bought(Plantsagogo.com)
They are thriving. I need to rearrange the heucheras next year but they are lovely.
I will take some "Work-in-progress" pix and will probably have to ask my 8yr old foreman how to upload them
KEF- I love the way you think.
TOOTLES- I agree, I do have a small radio, a birthday gift from my son(He was feeling guilty for promoting his daughter to be my foreman). I either listen to the glorious music of Classic FM or or argue with the RADIO4.