Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)
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I had to go to the farm shop again this morning ... next door to the GC ... and thought I'd just pop in to see if they'd got something with a bit of colour for the front of the front border ................... and I was seduced!!!!
I didn't stand a chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've come home with a huge West Country Lupin 'Masterpiece' as used by Chris in his Chelsea Gold garden, along with a Geum 'Totally Tangerine'.
That'll give a bit more colour to the front garden
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh
Oooh I've been soooo tempted to buy an orange Geum this week ...
That's what I'm going to do - lovely big plant 3L pot covered in flowers (yes, it was £8.99 less 10%) but for the pleasure it'll give me it costs about the same as a bottle of wine for Saturday's supper or a small Sunday joint - and next year I'l have at least five of them if not more.
Oh, is that the name of those lupins??? They are beyond gorgeous... We wants them, gollum, gollum!
I bought the same lupin on Thursday. Great minds ...
It's an incredible bi-colour of purple and red which makes it look maroon, although mine cost 10 pounds, 2 pounds off for not being watered
I'm putting mine next to something orange as well, maybe we should all do the same combo and have a dedicated CB thread next year?
Is that your garden? The bees must be tripping out of their tiny minds. I like lupins, there are some wild ones on the way to work.
Wish it was Leif!!!
It's a pic of Chris Beardshaw's Gold Medal Chelsea garden ..... but I'm working on it
Although .... thinking about it, he has copied my colour scheme, and I have one of those verbascums too! and the knapweed. It's just mine's not flowering yet
Wintersong - you got a bargain - my lupin was £15 (less my 10%) but it is absolutely HUGE!!!