RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. BBC1 TV on 20th July 2012
Fabulous gardens and plants featured and Carol Klein identified plants to add colour to a late-flowering border. We’re delighted that many of the plants mentioned we have here in stock at Downside. For example,
- Hydrangea quercifolia
- a lovely chocolate Eupatorium
- Lythrum salicaria ‘Robert’ (Loosestrife ‘Robert’)
- Abutilon – there are about 150 species in this genus and we have several in various colours
- Diascia personata – a different variety – Juliet – orange – white – pink
- Veronicastrum virginicum fascination
- Agastache – not the Black Adder, but Golden Jubilee – purple flowers and yellow leaves
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Carol Klein also commented on the use of colours in a garden:
Red – advancing towards you
Pink – pretty, delicate, feminine
Blue – receding, good to lose boundaries and horizons, makes edges disappear
Green and white – (using white-edged leaves). White sparkles in the day and becomes more luminous as the day finishes.