. . . favourite shrub, the buddleia, or butterfly bush
. . . first crocosmia (another favourite) almost ready to burst into flower (no its not a crooked shot, it really is coming out sideways at the moment)
. . . football. Oli's present from his bro's trip to Barcelona 3 years ago seems to have taken up residence in the hall, trying to disguise itself as a pair of shoes, possibly?