Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:35
I have quite a lot of sentimental ones too - ones with special names, or ones given by people who are not with us any more.
I often hear/read "true" garden designers say there is no room for sentimentality in a garden - if a plant doesn't "fit" then uproot it regardless. Well they better not come anywhere near my garden, as the special associations are what gives it the character and meaning.
in actual fact, i am waiting delivery of 3 clematis on Friday - Constance, Mary Rose and Natascha ...... And they weren't picked for their flowers alone (although luckily they are very pretty too)