One of my favourite grasses is Deschampia flexuosa 'Tatra Gold'. It reminds me of a cloud of silk especially with the sun shining through it. This clump is growing under the Acer....
...I also have this clump amongst the white Astrantia, a combination I am very fond of.
Whilst pegging out the washing I noticed these ladybirds on the Achillea next to the washing line. There are 6 in this picture I counted another 12 of their friends.
I wish they had found their way to my Larkspur. After investigation I think they may have suffered a virus carried by the blue-green aphids I found all over them. I had to pull all of them out. I rescued as many of the flowers I could, they are now drying ready for my pot pourri type mixes.
I have also had to dig out my once lovely Viburnum plictutm 'Grandiflora'. It used to fill the whole of the space in the photograph below. I am undecided what to do - try some vegetables or more cut flowers. What do you think?
On a brighter note, I have had plants appear that I have not grown for at least a couple of years. This Snapdragon is one. I shall be saving seed as I really like it.
Mixed flowers in a jug