This, apparently, is a Sisyrinchium. This has self seeded in my front garden – well, spilling onto the pavement. I noticed the Iris-like leaves last Autumn and had no idea what they were or how they got there. Now that it’s flowered, I have identified it with the help of a friend. It’s lovely, I’m going to let it stay even though it just showed up!
I have a very shady spot just outside my back door. It used to contain a horrible climber which would eat my house and every year I’d battle with it. So last year I managed to dig it out and replaced it with a Euphorbia and this Geranium phaeum Samobor – both of which do fine in shade. Here’s my Oriental poppy, ‘Raspberry Brulee’ Planted last Spring and just starting to flower again this year. It’s not quite as high as I had anticipated but the flowers are stunning. Poppies are definitely one of my favourite flowers! This is a Passionflower Caeruela. I bought it in March this year and it was already about to flower. I’ve had a few flowers from it since. It’s supposed to flower from Summer so I’m thinking it’s been a bit early? Anyway, hoping it will colonise the fence in due course….This Knautia Macedonia has just started flowering. I bought it last year, inspired by Alys Fowler saying they are good spreaders. So far so good! Finally this is my Salix Flamingo 2.0. My partner bought me one of these in April 2016 for my birthday. It did well the first year and then died last Spring. So that was my birthday present sorted for 2017 – another one! So far so good, and I’m hoping this will have a long life….And as a bonus here’s Jemima…..
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