One of the highlights of Hidcote at this time of year is the Pine Circle. This area of the garden contains the Pine Circle itself, the Lily Pond and also my old favourite the Plant House! Above you can see the border adjacent to the pond, with the bold orange of Cosmos sulphureus ‘Sunset’ and the violet mounds of Sea Lavender, Limonium latifolium. V. bon gets its neck in there naturally, and a strong contrast is provided by Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’. The comma butterfly image posted recently, see here, was taken at this very spot.
|Nigella hispanica, honeybees are very fond of this|
|The wider view! (click to enlarge)|
|The pond harbours all sorts; dragonfly, toads, rare newts and the occasional heron|