Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:47
Well, think it's very encouraging that we've all learnt from our gaffes! My worst one is probably thinking that drifts of Japanese anemones would be a good idea...yes, you can guess. Every year I think 'industrial amounts of glyphosate'...then they start flowering and my heart's not in it. But they are growing out of some of my dry stone walling, so I should really get mean with them. Oh, and planting a clematis montana. It grew like crazy and flowered beautifully on the other side of my garden wall. Looked ghastly in the winter, like a permanent bad hair day. Like Wintersong and Auntie Betty I do move plants around willy nilly, but as I basically garden in dust they don't seem to notice! Interested to read comments re heuchera Lime Ricky...I have a gap in my shady shrub border after daphne odorata turned up its toes, and would like a hit of a good 'doer' in there. Hellebores lovely in the late winter/early spring, but a bit dour for the rest of the year.