I've been given a daunting task by Threadspider whilst she's away - she's delivered several boxes of very healthy tomato and aubergine plants for me to look after. I'm envisaging herds of marauding slugs and snails plus storms of winter-like intensity will home in on and lash my garden whilst she's away and all I'll have for her on her return is a very sorry looking mess.
On a more positive note, she did manage to have a time out from last minute gardening, allotmenteering and packing duties to have a quick cuppa in my garden and admire the transition from the yellows of early spring to my current 'purple patch'. For the first time, we noticed that alliums track the sun. To me it looks like they're being most polite - bowing to the east (left in the morning) to greet the sunrise and bowing to the west (right in the evening) to wave a last hurrah as the sun sets. Have a look at the pictures of my infant Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' and see what you think.