• beautiful blue delphiniums against a grey sky

    Delectable Delphiniums

    18th July 2012Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    beautiful blue delphiniums against a grey sky

    I never grow delphiniums – it’s just too depressing seeing the slugs and snails munch them to extinction, no matter what barriers or control methods I use.  And this year I’m sure that this has been a pretty general problem, so this breathtaking display on the trial grounds at Wisley was  all the more impressive.  I think the key to growing them successfully is not to mix them with other plants which provide cover and useful slithering off points for the gastropods.  There was a wide margin of bare soil around the plants – fine for a trial ground, less so for a garden.