I used to be a fuchsia!

I love fuchsia, so it’s been a tussle to persuade myself that the one by the front door had to go. However, it was getting big and, being deciduous, not the most inspiring plant in winter.

In its place is now the euphorbia I got from my dad earlier in the year. This could also get quite big but at least it will keep its leaves.

The garden will also look more balanced, I hope with a number of smaller plants, apart from the yukka. I expect the aquilegia, lamb’s ear and evening primrose will reappear, so height will still be there. I’ll decide at a later date what I’m going to do about these, though.

Meanwhile, I’m so pleased the red campion is growing this year – it was hampered perhaps by the evening primrose in the last – and the real primroses are spreading. The hebe, on the other hand, has taken quite a bashing this winter, so I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed it makes a recovery now.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to I used to be a fuchsia!

  1. Spring is rolling in, Helen. I’m glad you’re finding balance in the garden.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Alys. Funnily enough, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow (but be 8 degrees C) and then be double that temperature on Tuesday. Anyway, Happy Easter 😊.

  2. Clare Pooley says:

    I’ve lost my Hebe this winter 😦 Happy Easter Helen!

  3. Fuchsia is lovely .. but incredibly bossy! πŸ™‚

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