It’s not been a great year for flowers in my garden (too much rain, dog trampling after frogs and garden renovating) but one thing that has survived any neglect from me or mother nature has been the nasturtiums.

I love everything about them – from the colours of the flowers to the shape and symmetry of the leaves.

They are just really cute!

I bought a mixed-colour pack this year and have been beyond delighted with this pink and it has inspired lots of design ideas.

The baby leaves look as cute as anything.

They do say that nasturtiums are the easiest flower for children to grow but I don’t mind – I am easily pleased! They are sunny and bright to look at on the patio and happy flowers to paint too.