Much as I like softer colours and pastel shades it’s good to have some bright coloured flowers as they really do make such a difference on dull days providing some plot sunshine.
I really like showy pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis) such as this orange oneand will be growing them again next year.
Plot neighbour George, who much prefers growing flowers, gave me some crocosmia last year. Both clumps have established themselves and the brilliant red flowersreally stand out against the sword-like leaves.
I sowed plenty of nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) and this yellow onehas been flowering profusely for weeks now.
Overlooking all these are the various wonderful sunflowers that are on the plot. My new header is part of this photothat I took last Wednesday.