Not the most glamorous of photographs but this was a successful outing yesterday, shopping for pots and plants.
This, soon to be polished, wooden planter just about found room in the van and will become the base for a perennial meadow. I found some large copper planters elsewhere, 80cm round and tall, which will find homes in various gardens and replace a mish-mash of smaller pots and containers – better for the plants, better for the gardener and better design!
The plants included Stipa arundiancea (Anemanthele), Miscanthus sinensis Kleine Fontaine, Agastache Blue Fortune, Verbena bonariensis Lollipop, Digitalis mertonensis, Lysimachia Snowcandles, Helianthus Miss Mellish, Berberis thunbergii Helmond Pillar, Hydrangea arborescens Pink Annabelle, Geraneum Rozanne, Anemone hybrida Whirlwind, Liriope muscari Moneymaker, Clematis Prince Charles, Hydrangea Magic Noblesse, a pink picotee hydrangea and the blue bi-colour, Hydrangea Blueberry Cheesecake.
The Hydrangeas were from Hampton Court Flower Show – I also brought home, from the floral marquee, three gorgeous Pelargoniums, the deeply-dark Lord Bute, scented Prince of Orange and the ember-like flowers of species Pelargonium ardens. And Salvia Wendy’s Wish. For me.