Posted: 14/02/2015 at 21:35
i grow heleniums, cannas, veronicastrums, grasses,,shrubs, temder salvias, acteas, conifers,,Dahlias, heathers, verbenas of all sorts, lavendars, echinaceas, agastaches hellebores, hardy geraniums, eucomis varieties, , ...oh, I could go on and on and on.
I grow for scent too.....daphne, witch hazels,,heliotropes, regal lilies, sarcoccoca,,mock oranges, lemon citriodora, pineapple sage,,scented pelargoniums etc
I enjoy growing veg and fruit (apples, pears, blueberries, gooseberries, black currants,peaches)
i garden on an average size plot I guess....divided into 2 parts. Back garden is a walled, warm sandy loam. Front is more sandy but equally walled. mild Cornish sheltered location.
cannot grow roses.....air is too clean, paradoxically.
i have a small pool, a couple of good lawns. I love growing perennials associating by both colour and shape. Foliage plants esp are a passion. Foliage colour via Cotinus royal purple, pittosporum to thumb, purple berberis, physio. Diablo, heucheras, for purple, yellow conifers, heathers, grasses, for yellow, plants providing blue foliage like eucalyptus, Elymus magellanicus, fescue for blue. And lots of variegated foliage plants from shrubs to small perennials Including lots of hostas
Bit of a perfectionist......maybe fussy(?).....about quality plants and seek out varieties not usually found in the garden centres. This year I have added at least 8 or 9 new shrubs ...always exciting.
Like many here, I regularly make new beds by removing pieces of lawn.
This year? To grow much of the same but with new varieties. I make sure soil is in good heart and that plants thrive. Not too many annuals except in pots.
so I grow a lot but nothing squashed in.
i talk a lot about gardens and plants......for sure too much.
sorry Wills. You asked.