I love the way the colours change during the seasons. In the spring, my garden was in its yellow phase, with daffodils, primroses and forsythia. Then came the blues – forget me nots and bluebells. Now it has entered its purple phase.
Last year I planted a Johnsons Blue Geranium and it sulked, but this year it has decided that it will flower – only one at the moment but there are more buds. Despite its name, I include this geranium in the purple shades category.
Finally, on the purple theme there are the dark purple Iris in the front garden. The slugs and snails have been a nightmare and totally stripped the leaves. I picked off 4 snails on the flower buds this morning. I wish they would leave them alone.
The more lush green leaves are Day Lilies and they will flower when the garden is in its summer red and orange phase.