Are those canna lillies with the dark leaves in pots? They are blooming here already. I hesitate to plant any even though they do well here. I also like colour in gardens, but am trying to limit the colours a bit and cannas tend to be bright orange or red.
Thank you. Need to fill in the gaps now. I have added a couple if small items since the picture, a Selenicereus I am told is hardy and Pelargonium transvaalense that stayed outside happily last winter.
I bought the sago palm as a tiny plant from Marks and Spencer years ago.
Three years ago I planted a euphorbia but it got so huge that I ended up ripping it out this winter. Still find little seedlings that have sprouted in the flowerbed. I still liked them, so bought a small one last year and put it in a pot, but it doesn't seem happy there and it seems to be dying. I guess I give up on them. They have become quite popular as municipal plantings.
What a lovely retreat you have there, Mick! All those large foliage plants really give a lush look, and the pansies and beautifully painted chairs personalize it. Does that purple canna have orange blooms?