Hidden away in the garden, you sometimes find pretty little flowers and leaves just waiting to be highlighted. The Delosperma – hardy ice plant with its bright little flowers, the iridescent leaves on a small Coleus and soft yellow flowers on the Marigold are some of these.
These beautiful little plants with their soft yellow petals and bright green foliage brighten up even a cloudy day. Very easy care, they love a position in the full sun and are good companion plants for tomatoes and other vegetables as they deter insects and repel root knot nematodes.
Like a tiny Petunia, the Calibrachoa or Million Bells is a delightful trailing perennial which loves a position in the full sun. These plants which were given to me by one of my nieces three or four years ago still flower well from spring to summer. A swaying light green Liriope adds form and colour when the Million bells finally cease flowering.