Posted: 19/11/2013 at 09:22
Verdun, have you ever bought those bare root ones from Hayloft.
I am not sure of the exact time i bought these, but I didnt start my garden until august2011, the previous photo is the result of one of those bare roots. That was taken in last seasons flowering..i think I bought them then, they flowered like that the following year, 2012/13.
I know you can buy large plants for instant colour, Heligan have a lovely selection, and Hellebore week, but for me, gardening is about growing them from little plants, seeds, cuttings etc.bringing them on and planting out, for me, thats gardening
I very rarely buy a big plant and plonk it in.I am more the Carl Klien sort of gardener. Beg, steal and borrow.