How have your new plants performed this year? The good and the bad?
Buddleia Ivory Buzz has been superb for me ...well pleased with it . Recommend this one
Hmmmm think mine was a new rose that I got end of last year? Does this count Verdun? It's a beauty and think calle elena or similar
The most bad was three violas that done nowt! Not a flower in sight!
A smallish climbing rose called Ali Baba. Wonderful perfume, rainproof apricot floribunda flowers for months on end, no mildew (even in all this rain), no blackspot, flowers die gracefully and not in a mush. Absolutely marvellous.
Loved rose the Fairy.
Not keen on thalictrum elin - which grew to the promised 8 ft then flopped - no colour to speak of either
I've been very pleased with my foxgloves,even though they won't flower until next year. The Cosmos went berserk,loads of blooms and growing my own toms for the first time
The downside....my Sunflowers which were a damp squib as ever they are when I try to grow them. I think I'll just give them a miss from now on. The Larkspur - looked great on the seed packet but a slug magnet and can't help thinking of them as a poor man's delphinium. I think maybe I was expecting too much...
Sunflowers are very greedy hungry plants fishy, I grew them this year along the runner bean trench, it was filled with compost, muck and chicken pellets, the sunflowers are absolutely fab, about 10ft +tall and loaded with flowers.
I cant think of any one plant for this year, I am just thrilled when anything grows well for me.
Loved my agapanthus this year and also my white carnations called Memories, they look and smell beautiful.
I've been really pleased with Anchusa Lodden Royalist beautiful shade of blue.
Dahlia HS Wink series have been retina searing bright, need sunglasses to look at them.
A rather nice purple perennial Lobelia, grown from seed, name unknown.
Scabious Chile black, suspect it wont last the winter though, so will need to sow more seeds next year.
My white iris sibirica, bought from a certain discount store for £1 last year, were stunning in the spring/early summer. Snakeshead fritillaries growing in my front lawn in were lovely in March. But I think my overall favourite is a pale yellow aquilegia - think it might be Goldfinch, but not sure as grown from a packet of mixed seeds. Was still flowering in July! really big, pretty, buttery yellow flowers. Often the surprises delight me the most.