New plants

My lovely husband has been at Silverstone watching the Formula One racing this weekend so I’ve had some proper “me” time. So, whilst he’s been up to his knees in mud (due to the persistent rain) I’ve been visiting nurseries and going all gooey over plants. It used to be handbags and boots (but I’m undergoing a 12 step programme) and now my new high is acquiring plants.
I’m so excited about my first purchase! It’s a lace-cap Hydrangea HobellaΒ and I’ve positioned it in front of the Garden Room so I can look at it every day. It’s unapologetically girly, frothy and gorgeous. It stopped me in my tracks and I had to have it – my normally pragmatic inner voice was nowhere to be heard! Wouldn’t it make a beautiful wedding present?

I didn’t go out looking for anything in particular as I’ve found that most of my shopping trips (clothes, presents, plants..) are more successful when I don’t have a list! The Bumble Bees happily alerted me to my next purchase which was a gorgeous hot pink Bergamot Monarda Cranberry Lace.Β 

I then came across a Chocolate Cosmos that made my heart sing… once upon a time, a long time ago, a very cherished cat used to sleep amongst the chocolate cosmos. He also used to sleep in the Cornflowers too but they still grew around him! I bought the Cosmos to remind me of George… he was such a gorgeous cat!

The bees were also buzzing happily around the Salvia Mystic Spires Blue so how could I not buy some? They even followed me to my car so I’m reassured that I’ve made a good choice… I think I’ll shop with the bees more often πŸ™‚

It stopped raining at lunchtime and the sun made a valiant effort to shine through the clouds. Hopefully, the tomatoes will start to ripen soon and the courgettes will make an appearance… I have a ratatouille craving so they’d better hurry!

25 thoughts on “New plants

    • The garden centres are lovely… and quite addictive! I’m trying to propogate my own plants but the attraction of fully grown plants in flower is often too much!

  1. Deciding what to buy guided by the bees – brilliant! I’d decided this year not to buy any more plants – the garden is full, but seeing your new plants makes me think I could maybe find just a little space…

    • Definitely try it – if you love having fresh flowers in the house it will save you a fortune. They also make very welcome gifts and the veg garden looks so pretty mixed with flowers. The cosmos are lovely but the slugs will devour them if the defences are down!

  2. I don’t know how I missed this post (busy life, maybe?). I love your new flowers! and your garden looks so so beautiful! I think my new favorite past time is seeking out new flowers and plants. I also think I could fill my yard with the many different varieties of hydrangea (and I love them all!). Yours is so pretty!

  3. Lovely purchases! I especially love the hydrangea and the monarda, I too have exchanged a shoe addiction for a plant one. I cannot be trusted with a bank card in garden center :)!

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