|Lavatera (Barnsdale), Spirea, Echinachea, Lily|
Spirea- this one is a small, slow-growing shrub, very pretty with airy pink flowers, some careful pruning is required after flowering to keep the flowers coming for next year.
Echinachea (Cone Flower) - I am very proud of my small stand of this plant as I grew them from seed and it was touch and go as to whether they would survive. I find them very difficult and have tried on previous years without success. They completely disappear over winter, then it's fingers-crossed time, hoping they will return. As yet they are still single plants, but I'm hoping they will form clumps as they mature.
Lily - I have had a lot of lilly beetles this year, more so than in previous years, and the lilies have suffered somewhat. These have been very slow to open and have a bit of beetle damage. If this is to become the 'norm' then I may well give up on growing lilies.