Things that caught my eye today – Ideas to brighten up the garden in July, August and beyond ….

Firstly a few from home this evening - I'm particularly pleased with the lilies in the front garden, wafting their intoxicating fragrance for weeks now - and the bright blue Campanula Blue Octopus, flowering for over a month. Then (below) more from my day at Petersham Nurseries. Plenty of colour as we move into midsummer…

Roses, like you had to guess … plus some herbaceous beauties. A few things that caught my eye at Petersham Nurseries today –

Well I had my macro lens with me today, hence the kind of images you have here - and plenty of roses to draw the eye (and nose - to take a gorgeous sniff). Not much time but I had to photograph some flowers today after a day photographing a wedding yesterday. Lovely, lively day…

Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Clementine!

A cousin to the common roadside mullein, this is an unusual and showy plant for the well-drained sunny border. Green leaves are held in a low rosette, bearing tall upright spikes with delicate blooms of soft apricot orange with a magenta eye. May require staking. Remove faded blooms to encourage more buds. Needs good drainage,…