How have 12 people managed to comment on Molly's post? When I click on the little envelope, I still get a form that asks me for her email address. Has she told this to everyone but me? (Paranoia sets in: they've all been invited to the party except me!) Please, some computer-literate person: what can I do? Apart from devoting all my blog to talking to Molly, which would of course be a possibility. I'd have to rename it: the Molly Bawn Correspondence, or something.
This is a lily, by the way. Obviously. The previous picture was mainly a fuchsia (named after Mr Fuchs) - I really love fuchsias - and a nice red........ behind it. I've forgotten its name, though I know it perfectly well *. Alas, senile decay. A red carnation behind it (not very good garden planning really, though I do quite like all the reds together). And a pot of lobelias beside it.
And yes, green and lush are qualities we do well in Britain. It comes with the lack of sunshine, I suppose, and the damp. Especially this summer.
Come on, you clever people out there - take pity on my clueless state.
* Edited to add: 1) the red plant is an astilbe - thanks, K. 2) Molly problem now solved - thanks Tanya et al.