The first is Nasturtiums. I've got these growing over a patch of ground we are trying to tame and I've been admiring these lovely creamy blooms. I planted tiny plants a month or two ago and now they are rambling all over or perhaps taking over is the right term. I added some dark red ones as well.
I did try them with their own foliage but it seemed too big so I added this Corydalis. I think it's just right.
The second is a little jug of Dahlia 'Gallery Art Fair'. These do suffer a little in wet weather so it's best to bring them in out of the rain!
I hope you like my little jug. It came from a charity shop a few weeks ago for the vase sum of £1.
They are mostly pure white but have a slight tinge of green in the very centre.
For plenty of colourful and creative vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden - In a vase on Monday.
How do you like my new neighbours? They are just outside my bedroom window. The parents work so hard and I think, by the timing, they must be on their second brood.
Their flying skills are very impressive as the little gap is only about 1 inch and they do come in at speed.