For example there was no Campanula there, and one or two other species came to mind. Neat little specimens were for sale on Daventry market so I treated myself (tret myself, as Northamptonshire dialect has it) and popped them in.
The newcomers quickly settled in and began to produce new growth, and more new growth, and more... Soon all my delicate alpines were overwhelmed and action was needed, so today I completely emptied the sink. Fortunately I was able to rescue three plants. I put them to one side and got to work, refilling the sink with a suitably gritty, free-draining compost. A few days earlier I had ordered some new plants and they went in.
In truth, a sink garden will require replanting from time to time but mine lasted only eighteen months.
What have I learned from this experience?
|The refurbished sink garden. 11 November 2016|