Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:52
Plants are often adaptable but they are obviously better when grown according to their requirements for tip top performance. Hydrangeas need water. Astilbes, Astrantias, acteas,,primulas, certain grasses esp carex, even edible like rhubarb need plenty of water.
My garden has areas of excellent loam to sandy poor soil. Mainly sunny but pockets of shade or dappled shade. My planting is based on these conditions and experience has shown me the wisdom of appreciating localised microclimates even in our own little plots.
for great plants research what they need...not what you think they will cope with.....and plant accordingly. Given those conditions your plants will look good and will thrive and "froth".