Posted: 29/09/2013 at 23:16
Next door has a clump of pink jap anemones that is pretty indestructible. 10 years of the dogs bashing it down didn't kill it. I took a clump off it three years ago, thinking if they were moving , the new neighbours might dig it up. It has just flowered for me for the first time. The original clump, now there are no dogs, is magnificent.
I had bought several different types in pots and planted them and lost them. They seem to be happy in the clay next door, but not in my sand.