If you have been wondering what happened to my parent’s garden we featured in episodes 8 and 9 of the Garden Design Show, the one that needed the flower beds updating. Yes, the one where we’d removed a large hedge and mother nature had done her thing and put all sorts of clashing colour combinations together, well here’s how it’s looking now…
Here’s how it looked in May
So what did we do?
In a word, nothing.
Absolutely nothing, in fact!
I’ve been away for over a month and never got around to doing the planting plan before I left. It’s amazing how much plants can grow this time of year with a bit of sunshine and rain.
Clearly there’s a lot to be said for doing nothing!
There are still some really horrific colour clashes, and yes we will get around to fixing them, but to be honest, it’s so lovely to see everything flowering so prolifically, we’re just going to leave everything as it is until the autumn!
Working colour combinations
Not everything is clashing, thankfully. I particularly love the rusty peach shades of the red hot poker ‘Kniphofia Timothy’ along with the purple foliage of Physocarpus Diable D’or.
Unfortunately next to that combination we had planted a salmon Achillea to carry the colours further down the garden, but alas this year it’s come up shocking pink, so it’s definitely on the ‘to be moved’ list!
I guess the saying about cobbler’s children having no shoes is also true of parents who’s children are garden designers, never getting their garden done! ;o)
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