Cupani Sweet Peas and Hidcote Lavender, both deep purple but the Lavender like velvet and the sweet peas like silk.
Cupani has a strong rich scent, especially in the sun.
I’m photographing the vase on the recently arrived limestone rocks to celebrate their arrival. These are huge, and have to be moved into position with a digger later in the year when the earth is dry and the heavy machinery won’t compress the soil too much. The rock is beautiful, full of ancient shells.
Over at Rambling in the Garden You can see vases from around the world.