Today's offering are floral.
1. We're hitting peak hollyhock in the garden at the moment - the leaves may be tatty due to rust but the flowers are beautiful and providing pollen a plenty. These were scatter sown last year from seed gathered from one plant that regrows each year between the paving cracks in the front garden. Really pleased with the mix of colours that has emerged from the red original.
2. The first pot of sweet-peas is producing a bunch of sweetly-scented blooms each week and looks wonderful growing up our willow tower. There's a second one growing nearer the door which should start flowering in a week or so.
3. The Gaillardias are producing lots of lovely firey blooms - these are Carnival and Frenzy.
4. The lavender is reaching it's prime now and is adding a lovely fragrant touch to our weekly posies. We've two different types in the garden but I can't remember either variety - sorry!
5. The Alan Titchmarsh Rose is still flowering well in the front border and has turned into a huge plant this year. We're also getting a few lovely peachy pale blooms on the cuttings we raised from my Gran's rose when we cleared her house a few years ago.
6. Our pansies were raised from seed this year and have provided weeks and weeks of lovely cheery blooms. We'll be sowing a new batch this weekend so that we have winter/spring flowering plants too.
Happy Saturday all.