Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)
A darling friend of mine is getting married in mid August and as part of her bride / perfect day demands is that for decorations she wants fresh flowers - in particular big bold "countryside wild like" purple ones (with a Scottish theme).
Her aunt will be hard at work in her garden to keep up with requests but as with all things not least that very important day sometimes its not a bad thing to have a back up so I want to offer her up some of my garden / greenhouse space / time to grow a few different varieties should the weather be unkind to her aunt. Ideally things I can grow them in pots so its just a case of throwing them in the back of the car with some ribbons to decorate (not to mention move them easily from green house to cool room as required for that near perfect on the day bloom).
But there is little point me offering her mud if I can't come up with some suggestions of seeds I can get a hold of easily to grow. She isn't a gardener herself, plants are either "pretty" or "might be a weed" and so doesn't have a specific list of plants she wants to attend the wedding.
So I fall to you, my learned friends to see what you can suggest!
Thanks ever so much in advance!!