In complete contrast to last week, today we have an unashamedly sugary pink confection, with blooms as Pinky and Perky as they come.
The blooms were collected in an aluminium bucket and looked so at home there that after trimming they were simply transferred to a smaller aluminium pot, one of the things that IKEA do so well, with a Caithness Glass perfume bottle to reflect the range of pinks. Joining the Gardeners’ World freebie dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ which was featured on Wednesday are Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’ and Antirrhinum ‘Twinny Rose’:
Three ‘Sprite Mixed’ zinnias:
Perennial sweet pea Lathyrus latifolius ‘Red Pearl’, Cosmos ‘Candy Stripe’ and Amaranthus caudatus:
Japanese anemones (from plants about to be consigned to the compost heap), Salvia hominum ‘Pink Sundae’, two shades of godetia and Antirrhinum ‘Purple Admiral’:
However, and just because I could, today we not only have a Pinky and Perky vase but also a Perkier vase too – a yellow spotty jug stuffed with equally yellow and orange compositae blooms – ‘Italian White’ and dwarf ‘Choco Sun’ sunflowers, Rudbeckia ‘Irish Eyes’ and ‘Goldilocks’, that unknown dahlia and one from annual Dahlia ‘Dandy’ mix, and Inula hookeri:
Who wouldn’t want to feel as perky as this every day?
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