Posted: 24/07/2012 at 08:41
I like anything and everything. I am getting together some plants for a border that has got out of hand and I want to completely revamp it in the autumn. I have Astrantia a deep red variety, Salvia flugens, dark blue and light blue(don't know their names) that I intend to keep, and some we have grown from seed, far too many, so they will no doubt find good homes, and at the moment that's about it, apart from various daffodils and snow drops. On the fence behind the border there's a golden jasmin, yellow honeysuckle and The President clematis, a climbing rose, Ginger syllabub, also cerinthe that seeds all over, not that I mind that. From your earlier posts you say that agastache are a bit tender, so I will keep that in the greenhouse and plant out next spring. The border faces south and get the sun most of the day, the soil is light and has to be mulched to keep in the moisture, we usually are quite dry in the summer, this year is the exception as it is everywhere else.
The time has come to get in there and sort it out!.
I am open to suggestions, and would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
PS. it can get cold here in Lincolnshire we had -15c one night last year, it killed all the wisteria buds just as they were about to open and it was down to -18c the previous winter.