Catalpa bignonioides "Aurea" - Golden Indian bean tree - a favourite tree - medium sized deciduous tree bringing luminescent sunlight into the garden
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' bottlebrush shrub - not supposed to survive severe winters in the UK but this plant is a teenager and has always lived in the garden. The leaves give off a lemon scent when crushed
Almost collapsing under the weight of its blossom
Have you ever noticed the pretty, plush, purple, pods that tiny lavender flowers pop out of?
Evening sunlight producing a pink tinge to the lavender
Containers of mixed flowers in the porch - unsophisticated, and gaudy but welcoming
Papaver somniferum - Opium poppies
Meconopsis cambrica - Welsh poppies
All the poppies above are self seeded
However, that is not the case with these dainty French Poppies only just beginning to open. Each one has a different centre and delicate tissue paper like petals ranging in colour from purest white through many variations on the pink spectrum to red. Their seeds arrived in my garden from the beautiful island of Öland in Sweden courtesy of lovely Titti.
♡♡♡♡Thank you Titti I am thrilled with them♡♡♡♡
Not sure which Clematis this is, it was labelled 'Nelly Moser', but isn't. I actually prefer this to NellyLots of planters full of last summers Geraniums - no need to buy any this year, this is the first time I can recall them all surviving the winter outside
I am pleased with my packet of "kiss me quick" morning glory seeds. They are turning up in a variety of shades from palest pink and blue to dark magenta and indigo