• Plant Me Now to the rescue

    3rd April 2014In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    polaroids of viola and hosta minuteman I’ve had a spring delivery of plug plants from Plant Me Now and will be planting up some new containers and filling in gaps where the wet winter did it’s worst. The plugs are good size and well-established so with warm weather forecast I should be able to plant them out after they have had a few days in the cold frame. I’m planning to plant the white-margined Hosta Minuteman in pots with an underplanting of Viola Labradorica – the deep coloured leaves and purple flowers will be a good foil for the hostas. On the basis that a shady garden can never have too many foxgloves, I’ve also got some of the Dalmatian series foxgloves, while the plants of Campanula Blue Bell are destined for a sunny spot in the border. I love campanulas, so I’m not sure why I’ve not had any in the garden up to now. If they like it here I will be delighted.