Some Sunday smiles

A few (on-line) friends have been unwell lately and two of the them have been, or still are, in hospital so I felt that they would all appreciate some Sunday smiles.  

Candytuft 'Fairy' Mixed


This year in the long planter I’ve grown Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) Fairy Mixed  which I was expecting to flower in a range cheerful bright colours but as you can see they’re virtually all white.

Never mind they are pretty.




I always grow nasturtiums (tropaeolum majus) which I leave to self-seed every year. There aren’t as many as usual but among the bright orange, red and yellow ones are these nice creamy-yellow ones.

Creamy yellow nasturtiums

I mentioned the cosmos Velouette last week and here’s a picture showing the mix of colours and contrasting patterns on the lovely red and white flowers.

Cosmos 'Velouette' flowers

I hope that anyone who hasn’t been too good recently feels better soon.

Have a good week!


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20 Responses to Some Sunday smiles

  1. Girlontor says:

    Lovely flowers!
    I thought all my mixed Sweetpeas were going to be creamy-white. Had a whole week or two of just white ones… Now all the colours have arrived, with the darkest red bring last to appear.
    So, fingers-crossed, it might happen yet with your candytuft?!

  2. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    Lovely sentiments, Flighty. I haven’t grown any cosmos this year and I’m missing it.

  3. Awesome thank you for sharing have a blessed day, must get some for next year

  4. Liz says:

    Hi Flighty, love that creamy yellow nasturtium! No candytuft for us this year as the seeds failed to do anything.

  5. Thats a lovely thing to share Flighty. Hope your friends are better soon

  6. CJ says:

    Lovely flowers. I had a surprise this year with my Cosmos “Purity” seeds, which I bought because my neighbour had such a beautiful drift of white flowers last year. They’re all red and pink! I have dropped Thompson & Morgan a line or two. I hope all is well with your friends soon, no doubt they will appreciate your lovely flowers. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ I’m glad you like them. Oh dear, that’s annoying when that happens. I think that they should send you some ‘Purity’ seeds. Thanks, both are now home and starting to feel better. xx

  7. Jo says:

    I hope your friends are feeling better soon. That nasturtium is really pretty, such a change from the garish colours you usually see them in, and I like the colour mix of the cosmos, some of those flowers look almost painted.

  8. Liz says:

    What a nice gesture! And what pretty flowers. There’s nothing like a bouquet from the garden to lift the spirits. Hope those who are under the weather get well soon and everyone else stays in good health.

  9. menhir1 says:

    Very Smiley. Helps cheer up my summer flu-ridden state. It’s good that you are gaining so much floral pleasure from your plot. xx

  10. snowbird says:

    Lovely flowers, especially that creamy, dreamy nasturtium. Here’s to your online friends all making a full

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