I promised a post on a spot nearby where the Agapanthus inapertus flower in sheets at this time of year. Here it is.
I am cheating a little, for these pics are five years old. I was there last week and realised I needed to return in thick jeans and gumboots, due to the brambles and the dampness of this marshy area – and when eventually I do that, it might be too late. Besides: these are of the loveliest photos I ever took!
You can read more about Agapanthus inapertus, which calls ‘Here am I!’ so elegantly at this time of year, over here. Its hanging, tubular flowers are different from all other agapanthus, and its deciduous nature is unusual.
The depth of blue varies, but most are a particularly lovely, deep shade.
A clump in my garden is flowering beautifully, creating a foreground through which to view Alfred’s Arches from the top terrace.
With a bit of imagination you can see in the above pic some more of them along Alfred’s Arches, amongst the rudbeckias. Here they are from close by.
All of these we grew from seed collected off wildings in the garden. I think we should do so again – even if it takes several years for a clump to develop its full potential!