I’ve been up and down the garden taking some pics of the flower display so far. Most of the stuff that’s blooming right now is pink or blue, which all looks very cheerful. I’m very drawn to my little ‘oriental’corner, where a deep pink azalea, deep red acer and pink/purple magnolia are doing their do. It’s all offset in black pots and a big splash of blue grape hyacinth. Lovely. Now I’m not one for wearing pink, but this is giving me pause for thought.
Further up the hill, cornflowers and blue ajuga and borage are looking amazing, especially in twilight. I cannot seem to get a good colour-true image of the ajuga- the leaves are a deep purple, practically black, and the flowers are a much richer blue/purple than they look here. Definitely a wearable colour combo.
We have a lot of silvery green foliage in the garden too. This huge cynara (artichoke) is looking amazing right now, all those lovely architectural shapes…and I’m mad about aquilegia. We have so many varieties, and they have spread themselves all over the garden. I’m definitely loving the soft grey green and pink.
You can glimpse my lovely little wife lurking at the top of the garden, admiring the fruits of her labours. My little Bayleaf! [Who remembers The Herbs? Here’s Bayleaf at 3.30…
Do you take inspiration from your garden?