I've been brutal and dug up this inherited hydrangea. It is flowering in full Barbie pink and, in fact, there are several more who's days are numbered.
Here it is in two vases. The first:
I'm sorry if this is your favourite plant and I've offended you. It's probably still alive so if you'd like it, call round and we'll have a cup of tea and a tour of the garden and you can take it home.
This vase is destined for our office windowsill at work. I often take flowers if I have time and they do cheer up the office.
In the vase:
Barbie drink Hydrangea
Dahlia 'Rip City'
Hordeum jubatum - foxtail barley
I do think they look better mixed with other things. Perhaps I add something else later.
For plenty of creative and interesting vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden - In a vase on Monday.
A couple of weeks ago we had some time away in the east of the country. I'd never been and there were several gardens I wanted to visit.
How is this for a view? The famous White Garden from the top of Sissinghurst Castle Tower.
It was pretty busy, as you'd expect, but every so often people would clear and I had a clear view for photos. It's vast and very lovely. Sadly the roses were mostly over. We've had some very hot weather so they haven't lasted long.
Still lots to see though. Definitely worth the trip across country.