I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. -- Modern Country Style: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden Click through for details.
I feel I need to invest in Annabelle Hydrangeas, purely because of their name. Garden border of Hydrangea Annabelle with Agapanthus, Salvia 'Mainacht' and Echinops ritro (globe thistle) What a beautiful combination!