Next up in the Trooping of the Colour we have the Pink Platoon which is a bit thin on the ground at this time of year. Geraniums, Pelargoniums and Fuschias are in the front rank but there are also one or two roses and a lovely pink Sidalcea which is a new purchase.
I am delighted with the pink Marguerites which I rescued from the End of Season Sale shelf at the Garden Centre. They were looking at me quite pitifully, begging to be taken home, so I did. After a short back and sides and a bracing tonic they are now putting on a good show outside my kitchen window. I like to think that this demonstrates my nurturing side and compensates for the Orange Begonia Incident.
Oh I do like a bit of pink in the garden. I try and be restrained and choose more sophisticated colours but pink is so pretty. I like all your pink flowers but especially the pelargonium and the sidalcea which is new to me this year.ReplyDelete
Sidalcea is new to me too. I have seen it looking fabulous but it has faded quite quickly in my garden. Hopefully it will last longer when it is better established.Delete
So many lovely flowers. My own garden is pretty much exclusively pink, white, and soft lilac. I'm afraid I'm not sophisticated at all! :-)ReplyDelete
Boo to 'sophistication' - pink, white and soft lilac is the prettiest combination of all!Delete
Those Marguerites are looking very perky - well done. Can't beat a bit of pink.ReplyDelete
They are growing very nicely and will probably run out of space in their bijou little pots soon.Delete
Marguerites ... another one for my long list.ReplyDelete
I am not sure how well the Marguerites would fare in False Bay but they are paired with some gorgeous deep pink Osteospermum which would love your garden.Delete