Yesterday I spent the late evening dead heading the antirrhinums in the front garden. They are performing beautifully...but I have had to water. In the back garden a few of the plants I brought with me are holding on but struggling despite copious watering. Picking a stem from each of my favourite flowering plants, I give you this little arrangement for this week.
Achillea Millefolium Lilac Beauty
Astrantia Major 'Sunningdale Variegated'
Fuchsia microphyilla 'Silver Linings
Origanum Kent Beauty
Persicaria Red Dragon
The oregano is now a little heap of powdery blue foliage with shrimp like flowers.
I found just a little scratching of Phuopsis in a pot and am so pleased that it snuck and had a ride to the new garden. I remember getting quite excited when I saw this plant the first time at The Courts Garden near Bradford on Avon. It is thriving at the foot of the stone wall despite the dry and hot weather. The Agastache was raised from seed by my friend Liz Watson in Kenilworth, and is flowering for the first time.
The Vase is the small empty bottle of Pear Liqueur ready to chuck into the recycling, now we have consumed the contents...a gift from neighbours for whom I watered their garden whilst they were on holiday!
The Persicaria Red Dragon from Cathy's Garden is one she has shared around rather well. I have now a lovely rooted and potted specimen ready to pass onto a local IAVOM new friend. So am looking forward to passing this one on...