There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.
I love the two tone colouring of the petal backs of these Japanese anemones, especially backlit beneath a blue summer sky. This is Anemone Robustissima, one of the first in our garden into flower, along with the equally reliable September Charm further along the border.
I also love the splash of scarlet from this old rose which has been surrounded by the daisies.
And I am particularly thrilled with this deep pink Cosmos flower against the red-hued foliage and flowers of the pheasant grass Stipa arundinacea, and the still green buds on the Chelsea-chopped sedum.
This is the first Cosmos into flower here this year; I’m still rather pleased that I managed to sow any seeds at all in the spring, let alone pot them on and get them into the garden to flower! Now I’m eagerly anticipating the unfurling of other nearby buds from the Tall Sensation mixture that I sowed for the borders.