I have decided to use Fridays to show pics that I have taken but not featured in my daily ramblings. Above is Cistus or Rock Rose an evergreen bushy shrub with sticky shoots and narrow, glossy, dark green leaves. In early summer it bears large flowers with a red blotch at each petal base, the flowers only last for a day. When they unfurl they look like crinkled tissue paper. I bought this plant this year and from the look of it, it won't disappoint.
This is also a new plant this year Veronica hybrida 'Inspire Blue' (Speedwell) is a compact, bushy plant and spikes of small, bright blue flowers appear from May to the end of August. It dies back in winter but should grow and flower each year.
This is container grown Scarlet Kale which will grow more scarlet as it matures, grown in pots as I have run out of space in the raised beds.
And finally, slug-free Lettuce 'All the year round' which I tried to show earlier in the week but the computer refused to upload. I know I shouldn't say this as I will be tempting fate, but so far I have absolutely no slug problems with my lettuce. This has got to be a first!