Thank you for all your kind, sympathetic comments about my son's foray into indoor gardening. What am I talking about?! You all LAUGHED.
Actually I did too but not while I was cleaning the floor and trying to get dirt out of the cracks. (some is there to stay)
Now to my outdoor garden. It's a work in progress so I took a stroll to get some inspiration and see what I should plant to replace my hedges. I found a lot of green. Green, green and more green. When did flowers go right out of style?
Luckily everyone's picked my favourite, the Iceberg rose. They look simply lovely lined up behind a white picket fence and the grey villas I like so much are a perfect backdrop. Icebergs are blousy and beautiful and wonderfully disheveled. We ordered Icebergs for my wedding flowers and the commercial ones looked nothing like they should - they were prim and perfect and quite overworked.
I came home and popped this Nicotiana or flowering tobacco plant in a pot. I grew these in my London courtyard and they have a beautiful delicate scent in the evening. Despite the name it is not the scent of smouldering Marlboro Lights.