Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:19
Celery can be a bit of a challenge too Gemma. Seems OK in some gardens but not others. Over the years I've tried just about everything veg-wise and now know what grows well here and what doesn't. Your own experience is the most valuable thing there is so my advice is to give everything you fancy a go and see how you get on!
I agree with Mel - nothing quite as useful as a running 'garden diary' complete with sketches of what you planted where and when. That works for the whole garden and, apart from being an invaluable future reference, stops you slicing through those lovely tulip bulbs you forgot you planted right just there!
I'd also never remember which of my 40-odd clematis were which if I didn't have a diagram. Labels just don't work around here (and I'm not keen on seeing them anyway)!