visitors bearing gifts....!
Rouge and SunnyBorders dropped by yesterday for a pleasant afternoon in the garden. I now have a Spigelia to replace the ones that died out in the wet corner a few years ago - thank you Rouge. I think I will plant this one at the end of the north alley where it can be seen from the patio but be in the moist zone from where the downspouts provide water for the Astilboides. And thanks to SunnyBorders I now have a very nice Gaelic Magic pulmonaria to find a place for in my shady borders :-) I will probably be letting it fraternize promiscuously (tsk tsk!) with existing pulmonarias as I like them mostly for the appealing patterns on the leaves.
BTW SB - I meant to show you DH's Bionic rose gauntlets before you left yesterday but forgot.... Here is a picture of them, and one of DH using them. They provide much more protection to your arms than regular garden gloves