I haven’t updated what is flowering in the Magenta border for a while. Lots of Asters are bulking up so I’m looking forward to a good show of them later on in summer; now the delicate foliage and interesting flat heads of Achillea is the main feature.
Beyond the Magenta zone begins a predominantly yellow part of the border, I need to think of a biggish plant or maybe a line of grasses to visually separate the colours; maybe I could continue the Nepeta which would look fine with both colours, any thoughts?
The Oleander was in the garden when we bought the house, I say “garden” it was planted in the rough grass; the poor thing had had its bark damaged by the strimmer on numerous occasions, and then I transplanted it twice; after all this time it has started to really grow; the damage to the bark has led the graft to break down so that most of the shrub is Magenta but there are a few taller stems of pale pink – not pretty.
In the background behind the Oleander is a large Salvia, nearly magenta in colour and then in front of the Philadelphus there is a truly Magenta Salvia I took as a cutting from a friend’s plant. Once established the Salvia survive quite well, but they will need some water if it is as hot this year as it was last.
I hope you will join in with Garden Bloggers’ foliage day on Saturday 22nd, just a coupleof days away. Write or show just one fabulous foliage plant or how foliage works for you in your garden; whatever you like.