When we moved to this house in October last year one of the first things we did was take the opportunity create a rose bed. It was hard cold work but now, seven or so months later, we are being repaid with blooms galore.
I've no idea what varieties the Buddleia and the Escallonia are as they were already growing in the garden when we moved in. I'd guess at Buddleia davidii and Escallonia rubra, possibly the variety 'Crimson Spire' because of its tiny red flowers. Along with all the other existing trees and shrubs, of which there are many, these were both very overgrown having been neglected for many years. So, earlier this year we took the lobbers to them and they have repaid us by recovering very nicely indeed.
Rambling In the Garden, hosted by Cathy, and enjoying, in particular, her weekly post, and challenge, In a Vase on Monday. The aim of the challenge is to fill a vase using flowers and other materials found in one’s own garden. This week I've decided to join in, despite my lack of expertise, just because I love my flowers. I encourage you to visit Cathy's latest post where you will find links to all the beautiful vases of other much more expert flower arrangers than me.