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The Purple Phase

By Ronniejt28 @hurtledto60

I love the way the colours change during the seasons.  In the spring, my garden was in its yellow phase, with daffodils, primroses and forsythia.  Then came the blues – forget me nots and bluebells.  Now it has entered its purple phase.

The Purple Phase
The Purple Phase

The shades vary from the Lilac in the front garden, (I’m sure is paler this year)…

The Purple Phase

The Purple Phase

…to the pretty Campanala scrabbling across the garden front walls. 

The Purple Phase

Last year I planted  a Johnsons Blue Geranium and it sulked, but this year it has decided that it will flower – only one at the moment but there are more buds.  Despite its name, I include this geranium in the purple shades category.

The Purple Phase

The Chives are looking good, especially contrasting in color next to the Fennel.

The Purple Phase

When mentioning color contrast, these larger alliums look good with the acid green Euphorbia as a backdrop.

The Purple Phase

The smaller alliums are flowering, despite some of them being ravaged by tiny snails who were eating the outer sheath of the flower.  You can make out the Astrantia behind just beginning to flower.

The Purple Phase

Finally, on the purple theme there are the dark purple Iris in the front garden.  The slugs and snails have been a nightmare and totally stripped the leaves.  I picked off 4 snails on the flower buds this morning.  I wish they would leave them alone.   

The more lush green leaves are Day Lilies and they will flower when the garden is in its summer red and orange phase. 


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