“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.”

“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.”  Brian Cox. Ah. Wrong 'Cosmos'... That other Cosmos is one of my very favourite 'filler' summer-flowering annuals -  I used it last year in the newly planted borders of the Roehampton garden, where it quickly provided colour and…

Love me tender..

A very lovely tender (half-hardy) climber, the Morning Glory, Ipomoea Star of Yelta, with the most intense blue trumpet flowers. Not bindweed, but in the same family, Convolvulaceae. In the summer, it can be used as an annual climber on walls, fences, over arches, or as ground cover. The large flower buds open to reveal deep…