Here we see 5 of the patriotic hanging baskets which adorn the west fence of the garden.
The petunias are in red, white, and blue/purple. I was pleaded with how things turned out, as I purchased 84 mixed plugs from Thompson & Morgan it was possible (though of course highly unlikely) that one basket would just contain red petunias, another only white, and another only blue/purple - thus ruining the plan! Fortunately, all the baskets contained a good mix of colours.
The baskets also contained Cambridge blue trailing lobelia, which seemed to perform really well this year. The empty stone raised bed is a sign of the times - it is being prepared for the 2013 spring bedding - wallflowers and tulips.
However before summer finally ends, let us relive those wonderful moments in London from 3 - 5 June 2012. I note that the patriotic flowers in Buckingham Palace were not up to the standard of my hanging baskets!
God Save The Queen!