Around the back of Chester Cathedral, tucked away in Abbey Square are a couple of very small gardens connected to the outer cathedral buildings. Last year I was walking past and couldn't help but notice the spectacular display of bright mid-summer colours from the poppies, foxgloves and dahlias. What a brilliant pop of colour and texture that was very welcome in an urban environment, The bright colours are complimented by the warm sandstone, and I imagine the butterflies and bees enjoyed the flowers too.
Yesterday I walked past again and noticed that the garden benefited from winter colour too - with delicate, pale hellebores and bright daffodils (which I seem to have missed the best of - not something I would expect at the beginning of February!).