Euphoric euphorbias

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This always makes me smile. Dew drops sparkling like crystal after a misty morning. Here they are making Euphorbia martinii look all glittery, reminding us that precipitation is a good thing.
This post is a little out of the ordinary for me, differing somewhat from my usual edible ramblings. I blame the courgettes. I am overcome with fear and trepidation whenever I think of braving the allotment, afraid of how much the slender ones have ‘ let themselves go’.
So my head has been turned by the pretty ones. Glorious combinations like this delphinium ‘Guardian blue’ with salvia ‘Icing sugar’.

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And the cyclamen, as bright and vibrant as christmas lights, I want them all.

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I have great admiration for those gardeners who can stick to a single colour scheme. I know pure white looks stunning against a background of deep green. Can I do it? No.
I remember years ago watching gardener world (shame on me its been a while) and Monty being some what taken away that a bright orange dahlia had dared to bloom amongst his hot pink ones “Vulghar” may have been how he described it and my heart sank. Monty, you and I not destined to garden together, I love a good colour clash in the borders!

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