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youy are my complete opposite V. i started with foliage only. all shades of green.now i am seduced by all things bright and beauntiful. dahlias in the summer. just now lolly pop primroses..
morrisons have them V. £2. especially the white ones they cheer up a the garden big style just now....
aahh life is fine balance between laughing and crying i think. we all do it in diffferent measure. thank life for wat we had rather than we didnt. and thank god for gardening!!!!
Funnily enough, I think my tastes haven't changed. I love roses, penstemons, delphiniums, campanulas, phlox. I don't like grasses, never have. They have no colour worth speaking of, no decent flowers and they remind me of weeds. Verdun will hate me for that! Sorry Verdun
Don't like wishy washy colours or fussy planting. At the risk of offending almost everyone who gardens - I don't really like roses unless it's climbers/ramblers or the old damask types as I love the shape. I prefer architectural plants and dark purples, whites and greens -textures rather than colours. Grasses (sorry LIzzie!) Don't like bedding plants either...sorry everyone! but that's mainly because of the way they get used, and particularly dislike the 'hanging basket' thing....sorry!! Verdun - I know what you mean about timing - flowers and chocs. It gets a bit easier as we go along though doesn't it
I did try growing purple pennisetum once. 3 plants, they had about 3 flowers each and died in the winter. I was told it would look like this:
The garden in London that I had for 27 years was a temple to 'good taste'. I've had enough of that, now in Norfolk it isn't discreet foliage any more, it's loads of blue, white and orange with a little salmon pink! Not forgetting yellow and ....