Many plants we have put in the garden have happily flourished, but we have also experienced failures.
One of my big regrets is being unable to grow the Meconopsis betonicifolia - Himalayan blue poppy. A large proportion of the species are monocarpic and as such are notoriously difficult to maintain in cultivation. Monocarpic plants are those that flower, set seeds and die.
courtesy Ram-Man and Chanticleer Garden via wikipedia
On the other hand Meconopsis cambrica - Welsh poppy arrived in the garden, uninvited, where it flourishes.
The Welsh poppy is of course a weed, but a welcome one. Can you imagine the Himalayan blue growing alongside the Welsh poppy - they would make the perfect marriage.
Some plants in the garden at the momentEuphorbia - fireglow
Polygonatum - solomon's seal
white, pink and blue bells
May blossom on the Hawthorn hedgeMatteuccia - ostrich or shuttlecock fern
Asplenium nidus - bird's nest fern
Lilac blossomClematis Montana - freda
Hardy geranium phaeum - mourning widow