Iceland Poppies

Papaver nudicaule - Iceland poppies A rather dreary day uplifted by these little poppies - whipping around in the wind. Bees seem quite ecstatic in their company. I can imagine sitting at the bottom of an enormous bowl of orange, yellow or red and feeling quite transported myself.

Lichfield Angel

Lichfield Angel, a David Austin English musk hybrid rose, introduced in 2006. I included five in the Roehampton garden project last year, which ought to make a decent stand in the semi-circular border. If the large planter at Syon today is any comparison, it should develop into a large crown, studded with creamy white blooms.…