Here are the photos that I was going to upload but couldn't, due to the lost cable debacle. This is the hanging basket outside the front door, which cheers me up every time I see it. The plants came from B&Q and I didn't really have high hopes for them but the growth and flowering has been fantastic.
This petunia is particularly pretty and is scented too.
Here is a grown from seed Nicotiana 'Lime Green' which has also put on a lot of growth. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I haven't grown these before, but they were easy to grow and have turned into handsome plants.
The ever cheerful Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' - the first of many photos this year, I'm sure.
Pretty pink phlox.
Exotic blooms of Hibiscus Syriacus 'Bluebird', another flower which features on my blog every year.
Zingy orange and yellow Crocosmia, or is that Montbretia? The common one, anyway.
Fuchsia pink calibrachoa in the hanging baskets at the back.
New hydrangea flowers which remind me of tiny cauliflowers.
A swirly, spherical seed head from Clematis Ice Blue.
The jury is out on this hydrangea - Magical Revolution - and I'm not sure it quite lives up to the hype. The flowers were supposed to be amazing, turning different shades of pink, cream and green. Yes, they have done that, but...I'm not sure.
The newest member of the garden, Clematis Blue Angel. Pale lilac flowers with 'crenellated edges' according to the label. I am a sucker for clematis and have quite a few now.
Finally, here's the Nicotiana 'Lime Green' flower, looking as lime green as the name implies and contrasting well with the purple geranium 'Rozanne' in the background. Keep going, garden, you're doing really well!