Posted: 12/05/2012 at 17:30
Waves at Inkadog's amazing gardening friend Zona!
Don't forget to snip some cuttings Inkadog! I would love to see her three acres and hear some of her vast experience in this fascination we all share.
I planted a foliage shrub in my shade border today that has been growing in its pot for one year while I decided exactly where to place it. It's strange how it can travel the entire garden not looking any different from day to day and season to season and then BHAM! I find its perfect spot
I have enormous difficulty with the design element of gardening because I just can't be rushed to make my mind up, no matter how much I read and research I do although after I had popped to the garden centre again to pick up my lovely new Euphorbia Silver Swan that I earmarked a couple of weeks back, I managed to discover the perfect planting spot for my hosta Blue Cadet that I'm busy growing on this year as well as marrying my new Euphorbia with a Berberis thunbergii Rose Glow that has been moved three times since I bought it in my bid to find its perfect spot!
As soon as I popped Euphorbia Silver swan onto the full sun border, its red stems immediately matched the Berberis, the foliage being perfect contrasts whilst I know the flowers of both will match incredibly well. I'm really chuffed with this marriage, I think these two are soul mates and along with a nearby Rosemary that has equally appealing foliage contrasts, I have proudly worked out a triangle arrangement for next year in the full sun border.
Hurray! Four plants found their homes/soul-mates today in my garden!