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Nursery News 21st July 2012

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. BBC1 TV on 20th July 2012

Fabulous gardens and plants featured and Carol Klein identified plants to add colour to a late-flowering border.  We’re delighted that many of the plants mentioned we have here in stock at Downside.  For example,

  • Hydrangea quercifolia
  • a lovely chocolate Eupatorium
  • Lythrum salicaria ‘Robert’ (Loosestrife ‘Robert’)
  • Abutilon – there are about 150 species in this genus and we have several in various colours
  • Diascia personata  – a different variety – Juliet  – orange – white – pink
  • Veronicastrum virginicum fascination
  • Agastache – not the Black Adder, but Golden Jubilee – purple flowers and yellow leaves

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Carol Klein also commented on the use of colours in a garden:

Red – advancing towards you

Pink – pretty, delicate, feminine

Blue – receding, good to lose boundaries and horizons, makes edges disappear

Green and white – (using white-edged leaves). White sparkles in the day and becomes more luminous as the day finishes.