Posted: 29/07/2013 at 13:55
Hi Berghill. Firstly glad you also enjoy that book - read it times over - now he was really selective. Platycodons I love and although I have none now I had pink,white and blue in last garden. Aconitums I was always for some reason a little bit "frite" of because I believe they are really really poisonous and did not want to risk them on the plot. You mentioned earlier St Bernards Lily - Anthericum liliago I think - it has a brother St Brunos Lily A.liliastrum which I read has better/bigger flowers never had this but still have some St. Bernards which I like. have some of the Bernards now. Most of this others or varieties thereof I have had and still have a sneaking liking for the Gold Creeping Jenny but as you say it does travel though at least you can see it.
How I envy you your soil - I can see why everything ( or nearly) grows and sets seeds so readily on your plot. My soil is 50%sand and to make matters worse this is the dryest corner of England we live in. Just as a matter of interest what is your general garden reading - do you like to look into plants history/legend/myth etc?.