They are a mixture off different varieties. There is some organisation in the planting but not by the time they get as far as the house. I think the purple is probably from a mixture called Twilight.
I'm not going to go on about the weather except to say - it's no less desperate. But amongst all the frazzling of plants are some surprises.
I've tried on many occasions to grow Gypsophila and always failed. This one has grown from a seed mix I threw in just before the drought. There is precious little else growing there as I have not been able to water it but this hardy little plant is thriving and has turned out pink! Love it.
I've noticed before that sometimes direct sown seeds produce better plants which are less prone to pest damage. Perhaps not a fair test this year and often my direct sowings fail to show at all.
I look forward to seeing what people have found to put In a Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.