While assessing how the newish planting in the rockery was doing, I realised that quite a few of the plants were in the purple spectrum and they all seemed to be in the centre of the rockery. I will have to have a think about what I can add anongst them.
All looking a bit purple.
I’ll start with the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum which has put itself in the rockery in quite a large clump.
The seeds must have been in the home made compost which we added before planting.
I will save a few seedpods for sprinkling later in the year.
I planted this hardy geranium many years ago, sorry the name is lost in the mist of time, but it seeds round beautifully, I get lots of seedlings for planting elsewhere in the garden.
The flowers are quite a reddish purple……
…unlike all it’s offspring that are more of a blueish purple. I’m always digging seedlings out from between the paving on the patio.
There have been so many foxglove seedlings, again, I presume in the added compost. Most were moved to shady beds and have been wonderful to see, especially the white ones, but a few were allowed to stay.
One lonely Allium christophii is carrying on the baton from Allium purple sensation, it looks very lonely, must buy more in the autumn to keep it company.
The hardy geranium is almost climbing with Clematis texensis Pagoda, they go very well together.
The flowers of C. Pagoda are so pretty, just like little bells hanging there.
More free plants via the compost I presume, Linaria purpurea, providing a much needed vertical to contrast with all the round plants!
I used to have the pink one L. Canon Went, but that is just what he did, he went and wasn’t seen anymore, just the purple one now.
So this is the purple area on the rockery, I think a splash of yellow or white would look nice in with them, what do you think? I’m not complaining though, most of them were free!