Heucheras?: I have a (long-abandoned) border which is north-facing though it gets a little late-afternoon sun, at the base of an expanse of (stone) house-wall. It's actually the "entrance view" visitors get of the house so I'd like to make it more welcoming. The previous owner, obviously once a keen gardener though terminal illness made her give it up, clearly used to grow a row of heuchera here (I don't know which variety, it has mottled green leaves and flowers which are strong pink - this covers many varieties I know!) Despite the depredations of the Man with the Mower and years of neglect some plants still survive and flower each year. Does this mean I could try to (re-)make a more adventurous heuchera bed here? Some of the coloured-leaf varieties would look beautiful against our Limousin stone walls... Thanks for advice!
- 18 Sep, 2012