I'll start with two Agapanthus. These are both deciduous hybrids, hardy plants - unlike their evergreen cousins - but still desirable. The paler blue, 'Bressingham Blue', I've had for years, while the more impressive darker blue 'Northern Star' is a more recent acquisition. No Agapanthus is a particularly fast spreader but this one looks quite vigorous and I look forward to seeing a good clump of this developing in years to come. I'm revamping the border where it sits this autumn and I think I'll underplant it with some of the bulbs of Allium 'Globemaster' that I've been growing on the allotment for cut flowers.
|Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'|
|Agapanthus 'Northern Star'|
|Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'|
|Hedychium 'Stephen' - individual flowers|
|Hydrangea aspera var sargentiana|
I added a shot of Abutilon 'Patrick Synge' last month but since then I've added a few more shots to my collection and the one below is one of my favourites. It really shows the dangling bells of this lax shrub.
|Abutilon 'Patrick Synge'|
|Roscoea x beesiana|
|Phygelius 'Yellow Trumpet'|
|Epimedium franchettii 'Brimstone Butterfly'|
|Epimedium franchettii 'Brimstone Butterfly' - spring foliage and flowers|