Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:29
I don't see why your 'tall with blue flowers' Plants won't come back, unless they're not fully hardy or bulbous, in which case they may have rotted in all this rain I think?
I've never had much success with growing veg, apart from beans, peas, onions, leeks and radicchio oddly enough. If you don't have much time, most perennials take less maintenance than veg. and often easier too. Annuals may be a good starting point, they're literally the easiest things to grow from seed, and the packets are fairly cheap too. You could pop some into bare spaces in the veg patch, they mix really well. Night