On a visit to a local-ish garden centre, I picked up a few perennials. I thought they'd be ideal to fill some gaps I've got in my borders. They were selling these plants for just £1.50 each which I thought was really good value.
There were lots of different perennials for sale but the ones I chose are as follows:-
Geum - Mrs Bradshaw
Helenium - Autumnale
Rudbeckia Fulgida - Sullivantii Goldsturm
It wasn't long before we were back at the garden centre and on that visit I couldn't resist buying another three plants:-
Euphorbia - Ascot Rainbow
Gaillardia Aristata - Arizona Red Shades
Papaver Orientale - Brilliant
They were small but healthy looking plants when I bought them so instead of planting them straight out, I decided that I'd grow them on a little. I repotted them in to larger pots and they've really grown away making substantial plants to go in the ground.
Two have now been planted in the small border in the back garden, two have gone in to the border in the front garden and I have two waiting to be planted in to containers. I do like to have some plants in pots so that I can move them around where a splash of colour is needed.
Thank you for all your good wishes for my dad. I'm pleased to be able to say that it wasn't as serious as we'd at first feared. It turned out that he'd got appendicitis. He underwent an emergency appendectomy at midnight on Sunday and was allowed home last night.
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