Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:07
DD- hope all goes well with the garden for next year
Get some of those Hebes in
I've grown loads of types - no deaths so far I think. Good drainage is vital. We get high rainfall here rather than 10 degrees of frost so if you get the drainage right for them you stand a good chance as it's the combination which often does for them. The ones with bigger foliage (like the one in KEF's pic) are often less hardy than the smaller foliage types and the variegated ones are less hardy too. I have Vernicosa just now which is a good size - looks a bit like box - and I use it as a replacement for that as it has a nice rounded shape without all the trimming
Lesley - my daughter's gone to work with a set of those in her mouth...