Hmmm. Too gaudy.
In this quarter of the cutting patch I've put sweet pea 'Gwendoline'- pale pink with a very good scent, and a pot of mixed Spencer type sweet peas I bought when I thought I didn't have enough from seed. (I did.) In the centre are Shirley poppies as last year. Around them I will put Nigella damascene - pale blue with attractive seedheads, and euphorbia oblongata - lime green the same as the canes. All the way around the edge I've sown night scented stock - I adore the smell of this.
In the third quarter will be cosmos, gypsophila and poppy Cedric Morris with all its subtle un-nameable colours. I think I'll mix these all together like a meadow effect.
The fourth quarter will have everything that's left over! It already has alpine strawberries around the edges.
The planning is a big part of the fun....
Tea and toast on my favourite perch - yes, we're still having warm sunshine!