Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:20
Great minds think alike Fairy
in most gardens there are different "micro climates" .....created by other planting or buildings or aspect etc.
Agree too about different varieties .....some are intrinsically more robust than others. Some colours are "weaker" than others too.
My garden is of reasonable size...not huge....and is in 2 parts as commonly seen,,viz., front and back gardens. Some plants thrive in the front and struggle in back and vice versa. Also in same basic area there are shady, sunny, exposed and sheltered spots. Then there are unexplained spots where certain plants will so well but not elsewhere yet comditioms seem the same. So, if a plant does not seem to like where it is planted try it in different positions before rejecting it.