I love the vibrant purple of this annual verbena, which doesn’t seem to know it is supposed to be an annual. It grows to about 18″ and is now drifting through the border, peeping out through neighbouring plants.
This piece of sari fabric was bought at the Womad world music festival circa 1998, and I drape it where it catches the light.
I’m still amazed I have been able to get them to this stage – they are all ‘rescue’ orchids and they do seem very happy on rain water and tomato feed once a week.
Joining in with Cathy’s Vase on Monday
And Cee’s Flower of the Day: Verbena
P.S. I am so thrilled with my autumn fruiting raspberries, now in their second year. I’ve had raspberries on my cereal for breakfast from July (summer fruiting) til now, with still more to come. The freezer has tubs of them to enjoy through the winter. I’ve also added them to cooked apples and pears for delicious puddings.
They are not in a fruit cage, they don’t need much attention and are not attacked by slugs, snails and sparrows, which seem to eat everything else!
I’ve decided that if I could only grow one plant this would be the one – what would your one plant be?