I must say that if Hurricane Rafael brings us a bit of late sunshine (after this weeks frosts) I would be very grateful.
I've got the stocks needed for the autumn/winter mulching ready.....
When I began planting out my garden 18 months ago - I made the decission not to plant anything which would not prove to be hardy here in Scotland. However, due to some thoughtless labelling by major chains, this is has not always been possible. Plant labels are marked as HARDY. It is my opinion that these chains use a common labelling system throughout the whole of the UK - therefore what maybe hardy in Devon/Cornwall is most certainly not hardy here in Edinburgh.
The second of the unknown grasses. It looks very similar to images of 'Carex Buchanii or Carex Colman's Bronze'. It hasn't grown much and due to it's nature I am not entirely convinced it is still 'alive'.