After dithering all week, I finally decided on the new view! I shall probably change the angle occasionally, but this is the view from the patio steps across the south rockery, taken at about 2.30pm on a very grey day. This side of the rockery is dry and hot in summer, damp and cold due to shade from evergreens in winter.
The Persicaria amplexicaulis (the red candles in front of the golden Euonymous on the right) is still flowering like crazy, even though the leaves are looking tattered and yellow. It has its roots in the shade in the summer, despite its sunny position, which it seems to like.
Have you ever grown Persicaria? Are there others I should look out for? Would love to hear from you!