A little bit spikey, a little bit soft, and a little bit Alys…

…My May One-Pot-Wonder is inspired by some utterly beautiful little Salvias I saw yesterday at my local garden centre.  I bought three of these little lovelies (always buy three of everything, unless it’s Jimmy Choos, in which case you want three different pairs)…anyway, where was I?…Ah yes, the salvias – so prettily spikey and violetey blue.  I also came across one lonely Geranium – the last one left, and I just had to rescue it.  When I got home I put all this in a pot with some hairy-soft silvery helichrysum (the mini-version)…perfect….but then I remembered the utterly gorgeous Alys Fowler who I’m watching avidly on telly doing her thing and as an homage I stuck in a pea seedling with a willow stick:

I know, the photo is pants – I just can’t seem to get the essence of it – here are some close-ups:

Salvia nemerosa 'Ostfriesland'

Helichrysum microphyllum 'Silver Mist'

Snack pea with support

Geranium Kashmir Purple

So: here’s what’s in my pot:

1 Salvia nemerosa ‘Ostfriesland’

1 Helichrysum microphyllum ‘Silver Mist’

1 Geranium Kashmir Purple

1 Pea seedling

Some sort of support (I used willow peasticks)

The pot is 30 cm diameter and I used ordinary peat-free multi-purpose compost with some fertilizer granules thrown in.

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