Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:47
As you might be aware gardeners in the UK (or at least on the GW forum) are volunteering to hand over plants, cuttings, and seeds, to fellow gardeners in the South whose gardens have been devastated by the recent prolonged floods. It might only be a small gesture in the grand scheme of things but you of all people must be able to empathise at how you would feel if your years of hard work in the garden were wiped out.
What plants would you suggest would be best for
a) instant dramatic effect
b) ability to survive in poor soil (water logged / flushed of nutrients / full of chemical poisons i.e. sewage / fuel )
c) ability to help improve the soil
d) can both spread quickly to fill the bare gaps BUT also survive happily in pots if the soil is too bad to plant in