The clematis Dr Ruppel is looking stunning in my garden at the moment and has so many flowers on it. It is a strong climber with large striped flowers and the centre is very attractive. It’s got its head in the sun and roots in the shade so is very happy.
The beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway in Worcestershire is a popular tourist destination. At this time of the year many of the cottages and houses are adorned with Wisteria, which not only looks stunning against the honey coloured Cotswold stone, but smells delicious!
Campanula is a very popular spring flowering rockery plant and I love the way it seeds itself into nooks and crannies in the garden wall.
This is Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’ and I love it when the sun shines through the new leaves. A great shrub which is so easy to grow as well as gorgeous.
If you are looking for plants to attract bees, then the Honeywort is a must-have flower for the garden. The sumptuous purple of Cerinthe Major makes it look so exotic and delicate, but it really is as tough as old boots. You can buy these plants in the garden centre where they will cost you a small fortune, but they are really easy to raise from seed. They happily reproduce themselves in the garden and the self-sown plants are much stronger than the ones sown in pots and mollycoddled.
I couldn’t resist buying these pretty violas to put in some pots, their little faces are so appealing!
The honey bees were busy in the garden today, collecting pollen from the crocuses. I loved this image of a bee coming into land!
A macro of a Chrysanthemum flower from a bought bouquet. The colours are so striking it seems to explode!
This anemone coronaria is such a wonderful colour! Purple represents royalty and richness.