I was inspired by the displays of pansies in the old planters, one balanced on an ancient pillar, when wandering in the cloister garden of the local abbey during our stay in Italy last month.
I decided to plant up a new planter that our local daughter had given me for my birthday using a new flowering shrub surrounded by blue and yellow pansies.
One Saturday morning our daughter M, Mr P, grandson and I went to the local garden nurseries and chose some plants before going to have a coffee or a hot chocolate drink in the garden centre Gardeners' Rest Café.
view from a window of the café
Ceanothus 'Skylark' - the bees love it!
I've grouped the new planter with two others.
There's a pomegranate and also a lemon tree.
I've planted more pansies around the nectarine tree
that Mr P grew from the seed in the fruit 'stone'. There are more peaches
this year and hopefully they'll grow to maturity and be enjoyed!
More blue and mauve flowers in the garden at the moment
are lupins, salvia, lavender (English and French varieties) and sweet peas.
In the walled garden in the local park I noticed
a new hydrangea that had been planted this year
called 'Tivoli Blue' and the flower below
was very pretty and new to me.
I'm joining Riitta's Floral Bliss blog post this week
where more beautiful flowers can be seen here.
Have a good day!
~ Linda :)
P.S. My laptop is still not working properly, for an hour or two it's fine and then it starts running slowly so it takes a long time to write and post a blog, which is frustrating. Thank you once more for visiting and leaving comments. I'll be reading and leaving comments on your blog posts when I can.