Posted: 01/08/2012 at 07:24
I grow all types of plants in my garden, shrubs to give height and structure, climbing roses, clematis, jasmine, both golden and the usual form. I love the cottage garden plants, and infill with annuals as I don't like to see bare soil. The more plants the better. I also like to plant in colour drifts. At the moment I have a mauve through to pink part of the border that I think works very well and on the other side white Shasta daisies, with lime green tobacco plants and a few cosmos peeping through. A garden is a very personal thing and there are no rights or wrongs, everyone should plant whatever gives them pleasure, they are all beautiful in their own way. I also have various pots, about 70 at the last count, I just see a different plant and can't resist. The only trouble is what to do when you go away for a few days. I rely on a very good neighbour to water for me..
My OH is the cuttings man, I just ask him to do them and he has a good success rate, so much so that he takes far too many so we always have a few to give away. its nice to be able to share.