A Risky Business
12 May 2011 20:23:06
I did gallons of planting today but just in one bed.
The bed is the one around our stone circle, with the table and benches on it, where we eat.
Last year this bed had a lot of giant Verbascum in it and Lychnis coronaria, and very well they looked too.
But, as the Verbascum flowered, it died. And the short lived Lychnis is nearly all gone too, leaving large gaps.
Today I planted too many things to list and took a risk by planting out non-hardy items already - Colocasia, Tetrapanax and bananas. I am trying to give the bed a 'giant-leaf, tropical feel'.
I also used Agastache 'Sangria' extensively. I saw this red-flowered plant in June Blake's last year and just had to have it. It has come well from seed.