Two violas…

Just a couple of violas, one deep blackcurrant, the other a luminous orange. Will still be in flower in three or four months making these diminutive charmers both beautifully and astoundingly good value. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3346277/Winter-pansies-and-violas-How-to-grow.html

Cobaea scandens – the cup and saucer vine with an eye on world domination

Cobaea scandens - the cup and saucer vine - is more commonly found with creamy-green-to-rich purple-fading-to-pale-lavender flowers though also in a ghostly white. Tender here in the UK, it is grown as an annual though these examples, in the Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries, survived through the mild and wet winter and continued to grow…