Dianthus are pretty common here in England but the loropetulum is something I have never seen nor even heard of. I love its flowers they look so delicate and would dance in the breeze.Today I may take some pics of my early flowers - the camelias and the early magnolias are out and little spring flowers are just poking through. Red Robin is looking bright and herbs are just re-awakening. The only super grower at present is the purple sprouting broccoli, which we will eat in the next week or two. We grow lots of vegetables and salad but the weather is only just becoming possible for them to begin.