(2) After flowering well for several months, Fuchsia Upright Delta's Sarah has enjoyed the cooler weather. First planted May 2019, the garden also has two other shrubs taken as cuttings last year. All overwintered without protection.
(3) Fucshia Tom West, also very easy to propagate, keeps low, and is a great plant as soon as it is in leaf. As I was prunning it early in April, I pushed some small pieces amongst other other plants, and I have even more now!
(4) No Frosty mornings on the horizon, still, here Sedum (Hylotelephium) erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn', from now on to be named Frosty Morning, reminds me that I really ought to try the Chelsea Chop not just on her, but on several other herbaceous plants.
(5) Case in point being Aster x frikartii 'Mönch', which in any case is ready for division and replanting at the end of the season. Advice is to split in the spring, but I am going to try it before the end of the month. I am being foolish? It is very mild here, and there will be a couple of months for it to get established before the cold and dank weather.
(6) Finishing on a bright note, a Gaillardia. This is in its third year, it florished in the hotter and drier weather and showed no sign of flagging. I am going to try dividing this one.