Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:00
Wintersong, well remembered. I have Penstemon Husker Red, planted it 3 or 4 years ago and it just comes up and flowers with no help from me apart from some watering in the summer. I also have a Polemonium. I tried one a few years ago and planted it in the sun, but the Dordogne summer was too hot and it shrivelled up. The one I bought last year is in dappled shade and it's come up again after this winter.
My borage seeds itself in the veg garden, comes up end of March. But this year OH didn't notice it and has rotovated it, so I've scattered some more seeds in a bare patch.