Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:13
Liy, if you want a plant to take over your garden then get euphorbia fireglow. It is a THUG. It will semd roots down and wide and push up amongst everything else. I removed mine
Punkdoc, happy birthday for tomorrow. I understand the need to reduce your meds......not because I take any but depression, etc., can often take a hold on me. I think everyone suffers to an extent these days. For me, the garden is a place of solace, peace and grounding.
Cannas are a favourite of mine too in mid summer through to autumn. I have them as large clumps in the ground as well as in large pots. Just 3 basic varieties ....Durban, Pretoria (I think) and another with dark purple leaves. Now have a dozen clumps. Love the foliage but it's the flowers often at 9' high that are so exotic. Think they are possibly hardier than dahlias
It's dry.....will plant out the other half of Astrantia Roma that I split last autumn. Already a large clump with lots of flowers opening. And it's free!