The main difference in the view this week is the distant view outside the garden. The hay has been cut and wound into huge rolls; the uncut grass is now golden yellow – the colour of the countryside in summer.
Inside the garden Stipa tenuissima is also showing its golden locks. Continue reading
The garden is made up of individual plants that from part of combinations that create vistas. I wanted to share some of the combinations that I feel are working well during May.
Cotinus ‘Palace Purple’ with Rosa ‘Old Blush’
Salvia with Hemerocallis Stella d’Oro and Phlomis suffruticosa
Rosa rubrifolia and Iris
bluey-pink aquilegea with Rosa Rhapsody in Blue and blue oat grass
Dark, moody Sedum with bright orange Californian poppy
Ground-cover verbena and Californian poppy
Iris ‘Kent Pride’ and Nandino
Rosa ‘Molineux’ with Iris
What combinations are pleasing you this month?