I love to grow shrubs in tubs, this one with a dwarf prostate forsythia works its way to the patio each spring. The show starts with a few species crocus and there is interest throughout the year, but it does move down the garden as different tubs take their turn as stars.
This is a new planted pot has Lophomyrtus ralphii Little Star, a new fern, a couple of parahebes, and some cyclamen seedlings, and my stone with a large hole through it!
My little wild pink primrose is in full bloom, and I have even managed to divide up a clump just this week and position some around the garden. With the ample rain, they still look very perky as if they were well established!
Even though I think the garden is just about full, you can get seduced by new plants! Especially when Mr S admired the leaf form of this one. We bought it from Packwood House a few days ago. The gardeners there have a few of their well grown plants for sale, and it is lovely to support them. This one is Sanguisorba Officinalis 'Pink Tanna'. For the moment it is still in its pot on the patio table where the light is shining through its leaves.
I still love to find flowers seeded where they will, and of course left by me, and not moved elsewhere:
The last plant is very small, but just look at the pattern, and the light falling on its hairy leaves. It looks positively tropical and yet it is fully hardy.
Later it will have tall flower spikes, with dainty little flowers. This picture was taken in June last year. Its called Saxifrage stonlonifera. Its great for growing in shady areas in the garden and is completely frost tolerant in Warwickshire.