Before embarking on this garden - recently made out of an old concrete yard - I'd never had much time for hot and exotic plants. No - that's not quite true. Not brave enough maybe to use a few discordant high notes amongst the restful pinks, whites and lavenders which were in my previous garden. I had yet to discover the wonderful Christopher Lloyd. There was nowhere to let rip. Here, space permitted and I have made a 'hot' border and the making of it has been tremendous fun. Reds and oranges, purples and yellows have melded into what I hope is a vibrant fiery mass.
I've a vague memory of some fashion writer's edict that it is possible to wear two, three or four different shades of red at the same time - and carry the look off successfully. I guess anybody bold enough to dress from head to toe in red is not going to be afraid of making a statement.
I digress (again). Enjoy the flowers.