Our first question this week, is from Frank in Wales.....
While you were in Scotland you should have popped in to see me in Wales, Mum loves to garden but we just have a big patch of grass for me to play, poop and peep on and a patio, we have lots of potted plants but Mum wants to start planting herbs, she has lavender and rosemary already but do you have any tips for what herbs (or pretty plants) thrive in such wet weather??
Love, Licks and Hugs from your Friend Frank x x x x x x
You have come to the right place for questions about plants for wet weather...we know about wet weather!! Most of the hardy herbs will come back each year...Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Mint. But, tender herbs like Basil and Cilantro need to be planted each year like an annual. Here are some additional water loving perennials you might try!
Carex 'Bowles Golden'
Dicentra 'Bleeding Hearts'
Our second question this week is from Asta in Budapest....
I of couwse don't have a gawden, but have been thinking of window boxes..on one side neew the kitchen we have lots of sun, so i was thinking of ewbies, on the othew side it's mostly shade xept fow eawly mowning, and I'd like some bootiful colow..what do you think? smoochie kisses ASTA
Oh, the beautiful window boxes of Europe! The ones mom remembers, were filled with bright Geraniums. For a different color splash, you might try trailing 'Wave' petunias or nasturtiums.
And YES the sunny side would be perfect for your herbs. Trailing Rosemary is pretty and tasty. You will also need some Thyme and Chives for all your mom's wonderful recipes!
What's for dinner?
We have some pals on facebook who have gardening questions too!
Judy and her Airedale 'Duncan' ask...
Well, we live in Oregon, very close to you, Wyatt. Duncan wants to know what to plant for his shade garden. Something that is tolerant of Airedale paws and jaws. We have Hosta that is doing well but Duncan didn't care much for the Dogwood Twig bush I had planted a couple years ago, he uprooted it last fall. Suggestions?
Here's some 'Airedale Proof' shade loving plants for our area!!
Hydrangea 'Buttons and Bow'
Alchemilla 'Lady's Mantle'
Joyce and her Airedale 'Madeleine' ask...
We need shade suggestions too ! We have Sweet William, different species of Hostas , Lily of the Valley and Columbine.
Hi Maddie !!
I just adore foxgloves...I picked these for you :D