Shady Characters11th June 2012 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
I’m trying to reduce the number of planted pots to save on watering and work. With this in mind I’ve planted up some previously potted ferns and arum lilies in a shady corner of the courtyard. The hosta has been allowed to stay in its pot because it has – thanks to Slug Gone – remained untouched by slugs and snails and I’m not going to risk introducing it to the ground where they might spoil its pristine appearance. The pot in the foreground contains a couple of hardy begonias which will be uncaged once they get a bit bigger. I bought the rather attractive wire cloche at one of the RHS London shows.