Anyone recommending erigeron and hollyhocks as companion plants would draw a few strange looks because of their disparity in habits, but they do look strangely suited in this pavement garden. Continue reading “Hollyhocks In The Cotswolds”
My laptop still being away, and most of my pictures with it, I’ve dug deep into my archives for this submission for HeyJude’s Life In Colour Challenge.
I’m not taking a leaf out of Jude’s book by suggesting you count all the reds you can see. For more pictures, check out my post about Hidcote Manor’s famous border.
I hadn’t been blogging for very long when I wrote that post and was unsure how to respond when it attracted a lengthy, poorly spelled comment, purporting to be from an indignant aristocrat. It’s one of the strangest comments I’ve had, including those bizarre spam ones we are blessed that Akismet catches. Continue reading “Red Border And A Controversial Comment”
Penstemons’ throaty flowers have a lustre that comes from their blend of highlights and lowlights. P. ‘Alice Hindley’ is a popular purple variety that tends to grow taller and bushier than most. Continue reading “Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’”
We saw this Rubus odoratus (also known as purple flowering raspberry) in mid-August a few years ago at Scampston Hall. I remember the five petalled flowers being quite large, almost rose-like, held in clusters on a sturdy, thornless shrub. Continue reading “Flower of the Day: Rubus Odoratus”