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Wonky and I may be making a detour today which will lead us here

If you could choose just one plant for your garden from here, which would it be and why?

And for those of you who've got a fair idea of Wonky's garden and mine, what do you think we'll treat ourselves to?

There might be a prize for a correct guess! image

Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.



  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509

    Dove! You naughty lady! image  I would like some more grass! Grabbed a pheasant grass from a roadside stall the other day, love it! Any recommendations please folks?

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509

    Second thoughts..... I've just checked my crocosmia bulbs and they are a no show, so may need some of those too image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,948

    I have designs on an acanthus ........ and possibly some hardy chrysanths ........... and .......

    I'd better make some space in the boot image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,590

    Odd that. Expensive crocosmia bulbs I bought last year have disappeared. The cheap ones I bought by the bag of 50 from Parkers are thriving. My eremurus cleopatra have disappeared, also lilium longiflorum that were in the border, those in pots are coming up.

    Still, without spaces, where would I put all the new seedlings.?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877

    Hosta fireworks ( just had to google image it )

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,021

    Stipa anything dies in our winters and i have enough other grasses.  Acanthus grow well here but in my fertile soil they don't flower, just do glossy foliage.

    I have alkaline soil which limits choices but, assuming I could grow anything and wanted a shrub it would be this

    I'd choose this clematis to brighten up winter -

    I'd have a group of dieramas for their grace and elegance and height.

    Nothing tender or that needs cosseting.


    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,590

    My guess is Salvia Wendy's wish.


  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509

    My soil is alkaline side of neutral, sandy and well drained due to many both your choices Obelixx image I'm looking for structure in the garden I think, really learning about plant placement this year, last year it was just celebrating if something survived! image its still a bit of a hit and hope process, learning as I go image

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509

    Fidget, I'm afraid my crocosmia were from poundland lol image but the album from there have had an OK success rate image but really loved the look of crocosmia and not grown them before so a bit disappointed image thank you for my raspberry ripple aqualigia, they are growing very well image looking forward to seeing them bloom!

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,509

    Google imaged the Hosta fireworks too Hosta, image its lovely! I don't have a Hosta yet...imageimageimage

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