Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:19
Interesting comments. Shows we are all different.....and that's great. ,
Yes, Jim, I am a bit of a plantsman. Always looking for new plants that fit my criteria. I try to, for example, in my hellebore area (well. They are everywhere really) have plants that nicely fill the gaps when hellebores are cut back. Acteas, astilbes, atrantias, heleniums, grasses, etc. plus a few spaces for temder perennials. But, again, a relative neatness is displayed. however, not an obsession for it, for tidyness.
I usually grow sIngle plants but these, after a couple of years, are substantial so no need to plant in 3's, etc. so those growing just in singles can have a great deal more variety in their gardens. A single actea, for example, is already a metre across and will be 2 metres tall by August so who needs three of those?
I will impulsively move a plant in mid summer, even if it's a show stopper, if I suddenly decide it will look even better elsewhere......risky!!! Doesnt always work.