Chatham Island Forget-Me-Nots

Back in the gardening day, in a shady spot near the Sleep-out, I planted a cluster of Chatham Island Forget-Me-Nots. I had hoped that they would grow quite large here, as I'd seen waist-high specimens in similar positions in other local country gardens.

 Living the quiet life underneath the rambling cherry rose.
Chatham Island Forget-Me-Nots

The cherry rose is a rambler which is growing on a neighbour's front fence. I took a cutting from it on one of my very first country walks down the road. Now it's thriving on my fence.

 Flower close-up.
Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Alas. They just didn't last. Whatever happened to those promised shiny leaves as big as serving platters? I only got the saucer-sized variety. Wrong spot? More than likely, but I haven't tried again. Pretty blue flowers, though.