Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:45
I know what you mean...but they're wives tales, aren't they?
I did exactly,that when I wanted to know about plants....I think you have the right idea. Tender perennials could be another option for you.....annual colour from perennial rootstock, tubers, etc. Because they tend to be much bigger they also provide an exotic feel,to the garden.
Why not start a thread based on your,opening paragraph? It will be an interesting one I think