Brilliant to see how this border has developed and I am so jealous of you being able to leave selected plants in situ. Wonderful pictures.
When I started the tropical border in 2012, it was hardly deserving of the name
but a year later it looked more the part.
And by 2014 many of the plants were enormous and the bed did have a whiff of tropicality about it.
This year it has continued to mature and, on the whole, I’m pleased. I’d hoped for more height in places (if only to hide the satellite dishes) and less shirking from some of the team.
The weather didn’t help. The 2015 Sussex spring was cold and stormy; summer got off to a goodish start but then turned wet, blustery and cool. I’ve recently added an automatic watering system (see ‘The Tropical Border and How I Learnt to Hate Soaker Hose’) but this was the year I needed it least.
Certain plants have flourished however. For example, I moved two Melianthus major from lost-at-the-back to front-of-stage.
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