You might mention to him that lavender isn't exactly "low maintenance". You have to cut it back every year!
Dipladenia sundavilla, comes in pink and red, it's a climber, can be grown in hanging baskets.
How can you possibly resist these dear little things?!
The RHS says cut down when flowering is over.
They are beautiful, shame though, that you've only got double ones, which are no good for the bees.
Hi Ian. The normal brown furry Kiwi fruit need a male and a female plant to produce fruit.
Here one of the hummingbird moths we saw this evening
Went to a farmhouse restaurant up in the Jura mountains this evening and there was a purple buddleia full of them. Will post a picture tomorrow.
You can buy blueing agent (it contains aluminium sulphate) for hydrangeas in any good garden centre. Follow the advice on the packet/tin.