For a couple of weeks I have been admiring the dainty cream flowers of Anemone magellanica.
My mum bought herself this small hardy perennial last spring at the Malvern show, and later in the year gave me this offshoot. I planted it at the front of our long border, in full sun, with some added grit for drainage, where it seems to have settled in well to produce these lovely blooms.
The flowers are about 5cm across, standing just over a foot high above attractive finely cut foliage. I love the detail of the delicate tissue-paper petals and pleasingly plump mole-brown central cushion ringed by gold-tipped stamens.