The potentilla looks very like one I have Lorna called 'Monarch's Velvet'
Thanks Kathy, I got this from the in-laws when they moved, I so hope I can collect the seeds from this one, I love the dark colour on it.xx
Divide it if you can Lrna. Those named cultivars often don't seed the same as the parents
Thank you nut, I will do that then, when is the best time to divide them.xx
Any time between nowe and spring for me but if someone tells you different they're probably right. I make up my own rules and I'm not a proper gardener
Lol, not a proper gardener, I don't believe you nut, I have seen the great advice you have given people, now if were talking of not a proper gardener that would be me, mine is ha ho see how we go, and hope for the best.
Proper gardeners don't give the wildlife priority over the neat edges and mown grass Lorna They don't stand and admire some interesting insect that is defoliating a plant, or grow native 'weeds' in preference to fancy cultivars.
Ah I see nut, well I'm not one to worry about neat edges either, but I'm not one to let insect munch away on my plants, I don't even like Hubby touching my plants. we all love our gardens for what they mean to us. Bet you get some lovely wildlife in your garden.
I do Lorna
Hi Lorna, just seen your list and I wanted to add that houttuynia is really invasive. I think you mentioned it's in a pot but watch the roots don't travel down and out. It spreads like ground elder and is just as hard to eradicate.