Nigella, Love-in-a-Mist, is one of the most enthusiastic self-seeders ever: it comes up in forests. You get an astonishing range of colour, from white, through all the blues to purple, to pink. I have been enjoying arranging pink roses in a pink vase with a little fringe of pink tinged Nigella. As soon as it has stopped flowering I'll rip most of it out, perhaps leaving what I think are the best colours for seed.
Is this delphinium blue, or what? It's not one of those towering giants which need staking, just a dwarf form grown from seed. I'm not usually keen on short forms of plants which should be tall (dwarf Lupins are dumpy horrors) but this is such a good colour.
In other news, here is part of what was a border, with the posts for the horrible new fence, which went in today.
This Acanthus mollis is defying it all and will soon be in flower.