A very hastily plonked together vase as I was taking them to a friend’s 70th birthday party and was running a bit late.
I am thrilled with this clump of Alstroemerias, variety Indian Summer, which I bought at the Rare Plant Fair back in June. Not that they are rare, but they are beautiful and are the only plant of the three I bought that have survived.
They have such long stems and you pull them up rather like pulling rhubarb, instead of cutting them.
They are growing very happily in my new border – I wonder if they will survive the winter, when that border gets very wet. I have mounded up the soil, in the hope that their roots will be kept out of the swamp.
I love this group of colours together: the hot pink pelargonium; the alstroemerias; the bright pink argyranthemum, which has been the star of the show since May – what an amazing plant; the purple toadflax, much loved by the bees; the deep bronze heuchera leaves, just peeping through, back right; and behind them the red achillea.
This video was taken a couple of weeks ago
You can see the beginnings of this border here .
Pop across to Cathy’s post to see what other gardeners are putting in vases today.