Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:42
Fairy, took two takes to read your post...thought you said Verdun's NUDE driver ! The only nude driver I remember was my grand dad.!
At my local gc this morning nobody there knew what salvia patens was! neither the plant manager nor his assistant. a well known national chain too. That says it all for garden centres.
dove, it really is a stunning plant but difficult. it is a little brittle stemmed and needs to be more,than frost free over winter. one reason I cut back....
Sunny from mid afternoon but a pleasant warm day throughout. Ground certainly drying out now though.
The nursery I called in on today....not much more than a mile away....has superb plants of every kind. Half the price of garden centres or even less.