Even before my fiance dug out the first garden border for me, I already knew that I’d sell my soul for a Bleeding Heart planted there. I saw one in a garden centre two weeks ago but it looked a bit sickly and cost too much so didn’t bother.
My fiance took me to a different garden centre today, where we found two very sturdy, healthy Bleeding Hearts, and each plant was half the price of the straggly one I saw elsewhere! One is a little unwell from being buried under larger, thicker plants for a while and one of its stems is broken, but after setting it in the border we put in a stake to tie that stem to and hope it will either repair itself or put out another shoot from there. Some deadheading needs to be done but I decided to let them both settle themselves in first. Our soil is heavy clay and Bleeding Hearts apparantly thrive in it, so am hoping to see an improvement soon. The other one is positively amazing to look at!
Also I now have eight Lupins growing on the window sill, and it looks as though I’ll be able to plant those out in the next couple of weeks! Lobelia is also looking good, but for some reason the Impatiens aren’t doing so great. I got the best Impatiens I could find in that particular shop last week and none of them look sick or stressed, so can only conclude that they’re past season. (If anyone knows anything about UK Impatiens please do leave me a comment with some advice, thanks).
Still, I have my gorgeous Bleeding Hearts and almost half of my Lupin seeds working out just great, so I am a very happy gardening bunny :)