A series of posts, by colour, to remind myself of what looks hot right now, and therefore what I need more of. ...problem is, I want more of everything, which is why my garden will never look 'done'.
Agapanthus again - Out of flower, but still a hottie in my book for its seedheads. My mother gave me this huge pot about six years ago. One year it got pushed behind something and I forgot to water it AT ALL...for like, a whole YEAR.. and it didn't flower (well, I wouldn't either). When I re-discovered it and started watering again, it flowered its gorgeous socks off. Flowers are pale blue and bodacious.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - sits around looking like nothing very much for ages and then suddenly, when summer gives up the ghost and you're feeling a bit hurt, it does this blue-flowered thing that knocks your socks off. Its big brother, C. Wilmottianum is a wholly different proposition (i.e. much bigger). Evergreen or deciduous, depending on how it feels and the weather etc...You're supposed to give it full sun and shelter, but I put it under my plum tree where not very much else grows, because I like the idea of having it as ground cover and I read somewhere that it could be 'invasive' (fine by me, in dry shade). It has worked a treat this year...the real test will be whether it performs next year...will keep you posted. I fancy putting some in pots too.
...And of course, my Geranium 'Orion' (another victim of my chopping in late May, and much-photographed, so I won't bore you with it again) is flowering profusely again now, just as it was before I got happy with the shears....Here's the garden at the end of August.
Next up: the PINKS!