Focal point!!


Had a good day out in the garden planting out some of my seedlings.  I have put this urn in the border that surrounds the pond to try and create a focal point – not very good at this design stuff.  The reddy/burgandy leaves are Lobelia Cardinalis, I am hoping that they will provide a good contrast with the urn and they pick up on the burgandy tinges in the Salvia.

 The scrubby mess in the background is a large shrub I need to dig up but I’m going to have to use a mattock to get through the roots.  

Author: Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited

3 thoughts on “Focal point!!”

  1. Good evening. Thank you for visiting my blog. In answer to your question my camera is a Sony Cybershot Point and Push. It is all about what you point the darn thing at ! Nice urn, by the way, although I worry that your Salvia turkestanica (if that is what it is) will swallow your Lobelias: good idea with the burgundy thing. That Salvia is also known (by Nigel Colborn at least) as house maid’s armpit because it smells so sour. Have fun.

  2. Thank you for the comment. You are right about the variety of Salvia – I am now worried!!! I had them as some free seeds from the CGS and couldnt find out much about them – I can always move the Salvias across (might need to put a peg on my nose before I do!!!!)

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