As summer draws towards a close, these are some of my highlights from the borders.
In the spring, I found myself captivated by a container planting scheme in a magazine.
I’m quite intrigued at the comparison between my Salvia ‘Kate Glen‘ plants; two of which have overwintered in the garden, while the other I potted up and kept in our unheated greenhouse.
Regular visitors to this blog may have noticed that I am particularly fond of purple flowers, and also rather a fan of salvias.
In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.
This week brought a lovely surprise in the post from my Mum.
Salvia patens (AGM) is often known as gentian sage, thanks to its deep blue flowers.
For a couple of weeks I have been admiring the dainty cream flowers of Anemone magellanica.
New domes of green are springing up across the garden and spreading out, gently swallowing up the bare earth as Spring finally gets into her stride.
The inquisitive bird-like buds of Tulipa sylvestris are back, and beginning to open this week.