I am never quite sure how to describe my gardening abilities but sometimes the things I like best in the garden happen more or less by accident.
Last year was the first time I planted poppies and I just loved them.
I had to give them another go this year but was not at all confident that I would do as well a second time around.
More by good luck than good management, I decided to plant some dwarf echium in amongst them and what a pleasant surprise, when just this last week I noticed these lovely lavender shaded flowers appearing just below the poppy flowers - magic. I had no idea what a lovely combination they would make - just a bit of accidental gardening, I think.