I went for coffee the other week with my friend Jean who is a brilliant gardener with an equally brilliant garden ! When I visited in the summer I didn’t think to take my camera with me and immediately regretted it, her garden is always looking so beautiful, this time I made sure the camera came with me. As soon as I stepped into the conservatory for my coffee, I was surrounded with a sea of salmon ! This beautiful Datura ( I think these days they are called Brugmansia, but I can’t keep up with all the new names) was in the corner, taking pride of place.
The trumpets are so beautifully simple, classic, chic and perfectly formed.
And the perfume ! Oh, the perfume is to die for, mind you, not too much, it is hallucinogenic!!!
Next to me was this pelargonium, again salmon coloured, which was climbing to the roof, it was obviously very happy where it was. The 2 cuttings that I was given have rooted already, so maybe next year I will have the same flowers climbing to my conservatory roof.
Continuing the salmon theme, just outside the conservatory were these gorgeous dahlias. Jean has very well drained soil so leaves her tubers in the ground over winter and they all come through the winter successfully, even the last winter which was much colder than normal. Mine have also survived in the past, but not last winter, they all died except a huge double white one that I don’t even like !
The flowers really are beautiful and such a lovely colour.
I came home with a bootful of plants, including a super clump of Rudbeckia which will form part of the crock of gold at the end of my rainbow ! Jean is so generous with her plants, I hesitate to admire anything because straight away, it is dug up and given to me!! Fellow gardeners are such generous people don’t you think ?