Plant this Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’, may look delicate, but happily this is one of the more hardy of the fuchsia clan. It’s compact (1m tall) and will cope with most soils, given full sun or dappled shade. It loses its leaves in winter but bounces back in spring: in northerly climes it will benefit from a deep mulch and sheltered spot.
Feed this Lilies do well in pots, not least because they seem less susceptible to the scarlet lily beetle. But these are hungry plants: any feed that’s high in potash, such as tomato feed, applied every two weeks as they get ready to flower, will work wonders. Mulching the top of pots with bark will delay them drying out, too.
Visit this If you seek tranquillity when visiting a garden, head to Greys Court in Oxfordshire tomorrow, from 10am-2.30pm. Their Tower Garden is taking part in the Silent Space project, a not-for-profit that encourages us to switch off technology and our voices. silentspace.org.uk/gardens.