Plenty to celebrate at the moment, and it all comes together in this one shot. Firstly, we have had welcome rain over the past 36 hours. The roses are into their autumn flush. The Japanese Anemones are in flower – the white ones are the most ethereal flowers of the year. And then, as I do every year, I celebrate a willing blue annual which first entered our garden 20 plus years ago as a single chancer in a plantbag with something else. It self-seeds profusely, but is easy to remove where it is not wanted, and is never thuggish in its behaviour. It enhances all around it. For years it was known as ‘That Blue Annual’. And then I discovered its picture and a name. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the ultimate chorus line: Browallia americana!