Cerinthe purpurascens a self seeding annual. Was a must have plant a few years ago and seen everywhere but still has a place in my garden. The structured shape of the flowerheads and purple blue shading complement other plants well and the bees love it. The hard black seeds nestle in pairs in each 'cup'. SW UK August but flowers for months.
Buy hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky ('Dvppinky') (PBR)' - A glorious 'two-tone' flower: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus
Pelargonium Lord Bute - sumptuous deep red with maroon picotee. Flowers through the summer outside, take cuttings in early autumn to over winter or bring indoors in colder areas. First shown by Cardiff based nurseryman William Treseder in 1911.
Crocosmia Star of the East - A real favourite for it's sheer bravado and flower power. The orange is tempered by the paler throat. One of the largest flowered and vigorous in growth. A George Davison hybrid bred between 1895 - 1912. Flowering SW UK August.