And this is what I found yesterday. It's a mouthful. Eupatorium Maculatum Atropurpureum. But it's common name is Joe Pye Weed, and that's what I will remember! In the garden I saw yesterday it was over seven feet tall, and covered in bees of different kinds. The owner of the garden says that butterflies love it too. It was lovely. So I sat in the sun, with my slice of lime cake and a cuppa (all proceeds for charity), wondering where I could put it. And today, after much thought I know exactly where it is going! Now I just have to order three so that I can get a large group in flower next August/ September.
I have a path right up the side of my garden that stretches for about 125 feet. My next door neighbour has a right of way over it, as his garden is up beyond mine. My big plan for next year is to set at least 4 arches over that path, and plant climbing or rambling roses and clematis. There are already 3 birches (2 silver and one red), a black alder and a red smoke tree on that path, and I think this will fit in with them a treat. But for now, just have a look!
The pic below came from a lovely garden blog - gardennorthwest.blogspot.co.uk and I am sure the owner of the garden and the blog won't mind his pic on my blog. So thank you Rick, and I was pleased to find you!