Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:29
Dove: That's lovely. I haven't got that one. Always want one.
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The garden was going through a mid-summer lull and we were having friends around for the day - eating in the garden etc - I decided to treat myself and bought that brilliant begonia and one of those bright vermillion flamboyant rosette-type ones that looks like a Spanish dancer's dress - it sits on the water butt outside the back door in an artistic post-modern ironic sort of a way. I also bought one of those dark leaved bright scarlet impatiens for the big table on the terrace outside the studio - that way when you look at the garden the eye travels around in a triangle from one splash of vibrant colour to another, a bit like you construct a painting. The impatiens is fabulous in the lowering evening light as the luminosity of the colour seems to float in the air.
All that colour, coupled with the perfume of a pot of big blowsy oriental lilies, has made our normally quite sedate garden into a bit of a vamp at the moment
Last edited: 03 August 2016 09:31:47