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I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

Astrantia major 'Claret' - This is one of the darkest-flowered astrantias, with deep, ruby red pincushion-like flowers with a ruff of longer bracts than many other varieties. The leaves are pretty too; deeply lobed and dark green. Although it is an old cottage-garden favourite, this astrantia works equally well in contemporary-style plantings. Use towards the front of a sunny, yet moist border, where the flower colour can be fully appreciated.

Astrantia major 'Claret' - This is one of the darkest-flowered astrantias, with deep, ruby red pincushion-like flowers with a ruff of longer bracts than many other varieties. The leaves are pretty too; deeply lobed and dark green. Although it is an old cottage-garden favourite, this astrantia works equally well in contemporary-style plantings. Use towards the front of a sunny, yet moist border, where the flower colour can be fully appreciated.

RHS: 2015 Chelsea Flower Show :  The Time in Between Show Garden, designed by Charlie Albone

RHS: 2015 Chelsea Flower Show : The Time in Between Show Garden, designed by Charlie Albone

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.

Agapanthus - these are half a meter high or so - flower head stalks usually four or five cm. Good for bulk as well as colour in a bouquet.

Agapanthus - these are half a meter high or so - flower head stalks usually four or five cm. Good for bulk as well as colour in a bouquet.

Beautiful planting combination from Sue Townsend Garden Design - Allium, Iris and Euphorbia

Beautiful planting combination from Sue Townsend Garden Design - Allium, Iris and Euphorbia


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lately in love with allium. they last for so long in the garden or as a cut flower.

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lately in love with allium. they last for so long in the garden or as a cut flower.

Spring Has Sprung- Time for Scotts Florida Select Mulch! - momdoesreviews.com  pathway

Spring Has Sprung- Time for Scotts Florida Select Mulch! - momdoesreviews.com pathway

alliums, with heads about the size of tennis balls, come in a vibrant deep purple, (Allium  hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’), or a softer mauvy shade, (Allium hollandicum aflatunense).  both are spectacular in bud, full flower, in the seedhead stage, and long lasting in the vase too.  what is more they seem to naturalise and bulk up well.

alliums, with heads about the size of tennis balls, come in a vibrant deep purple, (Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’), or a softer mauvy shade, (Allium hollandicum aflatunense). both are spectacular in bud, full flower, in the seedhead stage, and long lasting in the vase too. what is more they seem to naturalise and bulk up well.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

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