Posted: 31/10/2012 at 09:12
I love heleniums, here is a site devoted to them www.helenium.net/. I met veronicastrum for the first time 2 years ago and bought some to plant in the back of my herbaceous border. I hardly noticed it last year and forgot it was there, but this year there were these beautiful delicate spires, a lovely surprise. I'm a bit of a plantaholic, lucky I have a big garden, and when I visit gardens when on holiday I buy a few plants to remind me of that holiday. They don't always survive, like the dark red pittospormum from the Eden Project, but often they do. I have a lovely red alstromeria from Cornwall which looked too exotic to survive, but it's still there. I bought several veronicas when in South East England last year, the blue is amazing. I love Aconites, but am a bit wary as they are so poisonous.