Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:47
I'm fortunate in that my aquilegia Guiness or Magpie produce like babies and I get decent colours in the back garden where i've planted other forms. I have japanese anemone very happy in one part of the garden but struggling in another where i'd really like it to spread.
Lysimachias I'm picky with. I've recently planted an orange flowered sister of lysimachia Firecracker that I'd be happy to have make itself at home but I don't like the yellow flowers on purple foliage of Firecracker itself nor the thuggish green leaved form with yellow flowers. I really like lysimachia alba clethorides which is very happy in my garden and would like some of the Amethyst version.
Phlomis Russelliana is getting just a bit too happy so I'll be clearing some of that and not giving it away to unsuspecting gardeners even though it does look fab when it stays where i want it in my border. I have a plain pink geranium and a paheum which are spreading a bit too far and wide but am happy for Rozanne, Johnsons's Blue, a white form and macrorhizum to spread where they like.
I've been given alchemilla mollis to full some of the gaps in my borders after more losses last winter. I'll be cutting off those flowers with due diligence.