My Mother always had Bachelor Buttons in here cutting garden.

Like the idea of an old fashioned sunny cutting garden in front of the picket fence - bachelor's buttons, zinnia, cosmos, sweet peas.

A very effective white planting scheme with silver foliage.

Plant an all white flower garden and the flowers glow in the moonlight. Dressed in White White forget-me-nots, tulips, daisies and money plant combine with hostas and silvery astelia foliage in this spring garden.

Verbena bonariensis (aka the plant with these gorgeous purple blooms) is ok for bumblebees, but really comes into its own when it comes to butterflies and hummingbird hawkmoths. It self seeds well and you can take cuttings in the autumn so it's the plant that keeps on giving! #homesfornature

White Minoan Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora) and Brazilian Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) dominate the meadow in late May.

Even though I would love to grow more veg I do like the idea of flowers so you can fill your home with vases

- Enjoy extensive dahlia displays and learn how to grow them at Sarah Raven's Dahlia Festival held at Perch Hill in East Sussex. Plus displays at Biddulph Grange, Halls of Heddon, The Secret Garden and The National Dahlia Collection

DIY Dried up Stream Beds 2

Beautiful color combination that will grow stronger in autumn - Stipa gigantea (grass), Echinacea 'White Swan' (coneflowers) and Sedum (front left).