These vivid lupins, raised from seed bought from Sarah Raven, are now coming into bloom.
I hope to add some perennial lupins to the garden next year, perhaps a deep red. But these annual ones are rather eye-catching.
Aren’t they wonderful? They are not as tall as the perennial varieties, and so are slightly better balanced in this new planting.
They complement the deep purple of the first flowering larkspurs, glimpsed in the background, that are the only other splash of colour against the foliage in this part of the border at the minute.