It’s a lovely time of year. Don’t forget that, like footballers in early-season training, hot dry days mean you must use more water. Then your results will be bountiful. Well, sometimes.
I’ve been setting out a new border for my friend in Dilwyn (see picture).
My selection is based on past experience, and I have to chuckle, some of these plants behave like some footballers I’ve known at Hereford. What do you think of these?
|Selected Variety||Characteristics||Hereford Player|
|Agapanthus||Tall and lanky. You never know what you’re going to get on the day. Can be superb, can be ordinary, but when it’s good it’s brilliant.||Jim Hinch (1972)|
|Climbing Rose ‘Teasing Georgia’||A handsome plant with flowers like rosettes. Has delivered well for me in the past but this one is slow to climb.||Adrian Foster (1997)|
|Cosmos||Looks good and has many admirers. But you know it will be finished after one season.||Steve Piearce (1999)|
|Erysimum||Bursting with multiple deliveries every season. The first name on my team sheet.||Keyon Reffell|
|Fuchsia||Highly dependable old favourite. Comes back season after season. Improves with age.||Ryan Green|
Just write to me with your gardening enquiries. All questions answered apart from lawns. Even I don’t how they’ve got that Edgar Street pitch looking so good!
TB Gardening Correspondent