It's almost the end of September, normally the time of year when most flowers have gone over and the garden is beginning to look less colourful, but not this year.
However, I have had my eye on the mallows - malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin' - for some time, thinking I should maybe pick them while they are still looking good. Grown from seed, they have been good doers though they can be a bit unruly at times and, on occasion, have had to have the chop to stop them flopping all over paths and lawn. Despite this drastic treatment they very good naturedly recover quickly and continue to flower their socks off.
|verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop', lithrum, 'Robin',
malva sylvestris, 'Mystic Merlin
This Tain Pottery vase made the perfect container for my very pink and purple bunch of flowers. Another of my charity shop discoveries! I love the very Scottish design depicting wildflowers native to Scotland ... foxgloves, thistles, and harebells. The surprise is the wee bee just by a harebell.
Once again, many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this wee challenge, In a Vase on Monday, and for encouraging me to bring a little of the garden inside each week to enjoy!
I hope you have had a lovely day and that tomorrow will be wonderful too.