Posted: 19/07/2014 at 14:31
I know we're always told 'see what's growing in nearby gardens' but I like to grow other things so that my garden isn't just a carbon copy of everyone else's. Scottish gardens often have loads of Rhodies, Azaleas, Pieris and heather, and while that's fine, it doesn't mean it's all you can grow. Sometimes it's because of the choices available locally in GCs so I like to go further afield and have a different look if I can.
As you say Charley - the learning process is great and the forum means instant access to all these other experienced, knowledgeable people - for free!
PS - I've never visited the Isle of Man but it's where my (English) Dad met my Mum many decades ago, so it has a special bit of meaning for me.