Malvern Spring Show
Love your Lawn part 1

Summer Patio Colour and Scent

i've got a new patio this year, thanks to Mike and the team from Merrow Landscapes, http://www.merrowlandscapes.co.uk/ so i'm on the look out for new pots and things to fill them.  My favourites so far this week are, -
Ivy Leaved Geraniums, - there are some wonderful new deep Carmine red varieties.
Oesteospernum, - many shades of white, pink and purple, but my colour of the week is a terracotta
Lotus - now i've planted this one several times, but not managed to get it to flower, - while the foliage is a lovely soft feathery silver, and so worth it on its own, the flowers are orange and red.
I've teamed the Oestespernum and Lotus in a pot as underplanting for an Olive. It gave a great effect, so it's one i'm going to repeat.
i've also decided to use an old barrel that I had as a planter for herbs, - this has been used as a mini pond, and for various bean and sweet pea tepees over the years, but i'm going to use it near to the kitchen door for my most used herbs, - Rosemary (which i'll keep well trimmed) Parsley, Chives and Thyme.

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