Plants I won't be growing again next year
Plants I didn't really get on with:
Gladioli, they took up too much room in the flower bed and the flowers didn't last long. A bit old fashioned. I also planted too many lairy colours, should have stuck to white or green or just one bright colour.
Salvia: Nice purple stems but again they didn't last very long and just looked brown for most of the summer so I had to cut them off then they were done.
Bedding begonias; Wrong colours, should have gone for one colour instead of the 1970's 'decade that taste' forgot variety packs that I bought.
Plants I loved and will definitely buy or sow more of next year:
Foxgloves, never had them before and I have no idea why not.
Gaura, love these to death, never saw them before this year. So floaty and elegant and no dead heading.
Gooseneck loosetrife, again love these big time. Another plant I didn't know existed.
Sarcococca confusa,have 4 in the garden now and the scent is amazing in the dead of winter. They look nice too.
Euonymous, my new best friend. Got them everywhere different varieties. They cheer up the garden in winter too and winter is long.
Potentilla: Never used to like these but I bought a crimson one and it has flowered tirelessly all summer.