Posted: 07/02/2013 at 16:01
Just remember - the stems are incredibly fragile and sometimes die back when you think that no damage at all has been done. I suggest praying first!
My garden has also benefited a lot from the casualty corner of the garden centre. When I started off, I just wanted to fill the garden without actually taking out a second mortgage. Some things died, some things turned out to be invasive and virtually impossible to get rid of. Some thrived and turned out to be garden gems. I leanrt a lot and became a bit more heartless about getting rid of unwanted plants. Now that my garden is basically stocked, I find myself getting choosier, wanting plants that give months of colour and that have beautiful form. I'm thinking that, before long, I'll be able to pot up the things I take out and sell them at car boot sales and village shows. Gardening is such a creative process!