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My dad always used to grow Hebes and often gave me small plants when I first started gardening. I think due to inexperience at that time they never did very well and never really inspired me. I have to say that now many years later I have found some good uses for Hebes when trying to fill that difficult space! Some varieties I have tried have given me some great colour through long flowering periods which is always useful!...
Most certainly to often overlooked and I'm afraid I did used to be a guilty party!!...
One thing you have to watch out for wth hebes is that they are susceptible to fungal attack from honey fungus. This will surely kill them so do not plant hebes anywhere near even if it has been treated.
Thought you might like to see my Hebe, it flowers its socks off every year.
It never disapoints.
I too love Hebes, my favourite is purple pixie it has flowered it socks off from June right through the winter - frost and snow and has only now stopped. Hebes are so easy to propogate from cuttings I have taken so many from friends gardens and raised them until small plants and shared them out, so now we all have each others plants growing in our gardens. They make great foundation plants to grow perrenials and bulbs around and in winter add interest when almost everything else has died down.