I like growing plants in pots. Every year I somehow manage to end up with quite a large collection despite promising myself that I must take control, limit it, remember all the watering, lugging can after can around the place.
I think my short term memory span must be in query as I've just come in from, well, lugging can after can of water all around the place.
So anyway, here's some of the stuff I'm growing at the moment.
Above is Foxtail barley, Hordeum jubatum. I love the way it sways in the breeze with pink tinged nodding infloresences.
Below, a bronze sedge. Carex. Exactly which one I'm not sure, but it's a colour that really harmonises with blue such as the catmint growing behind.
I'm really knocked out with this tobacco below. Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell', Nicotiana x hyhrida.
At the time of sowing, back in March, I was not entirely sure that it would work in the tubs I had in mind. I couldn't have been more wrong. My photo doesn't do it justice but I can tell you that I love its structure and those blooms! Thompson and Morgan's description that 'Nicotiana Tinkerbell demands closer inspection, as the clusters of dusky-rose petals have lime-green backs and unusual azure blue pollen in the centre of each flower' is absolutely spot on.
Below, this Asparagus fern, Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' , sits at the bottom of the wall as you walk down into the courtyard. I'll be honest. Sometimes I really like it, other times I think it looks like someones bad hair day.