Dahlias from top: Doris Day, Moor Place, Mary Eveline.
The Shoo-fly plant (Nicandran Physalodes) with Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus).
There are certain areas of the cutting garden which look slightly daunting even in the day time. The mass of dark colours and weird shapes, combined with their height, appear to square up to you as you walk along the paths, minding your own business. At dusk however, everything makes more sense and they appear much more peaceful and less sinister, despite their close proximity to the dog graves against the top wall.