Warm sun all day. Yes you read that right, sun all day long and barely a cloud in the sky. Check this space tomorrow.
This is Phlox douglasii, it arrived one day in Hero’s sticky mitt and I believe she had liberated from some other garden. She can be a little shady so I find it best to ask few questions about her exploits away from Cliffe. After a year of mooching about on the edge of the Lawn Beds not doing anything in particular (certainly not thriving) it has now sprung into action and is covered in flowers. And what pretty flowers they are too; delicate pink with a central halo of cerise. This highlights to all passing nectar lovers the direct route to both a feast and where to pickup or deposit pollen. No need for sat nav here.