So you don't have a garden! Well do you have a patio, courtyard or balcony? Not having a garden doesn't mean you can't have the fragrances and colour of your childhood garden. Remember the smell of phlox, stocks and lavenders, not to mention those wonderful carnations you associate with your Gran's garden. Now you can re-create your own secret haven and all in containers.
THE ROMANTIC PINK LOOK
THE COMBINATION IN THIS POT INCLUDES :
Phlox red riding hood and the two tone variety is called Peppermint.
Artemisia is that wonderful silver foliage plant that keeps its feathery silver effect for most of the year.
Hardy osteospermum that flower from May to Oct
Echinacea or cone flower that will be faithful throughout the summer.
Astilbe with its soft plumes of rich pink throughout summer.
Iresine the beetroot red foliage plant that all men adore
The combination in this pot goes from shades of soft pink through to fuchsia pinks and this combined with sparkling silvers and vivid reds gives a lively yet gentle atmosphere.-
LEMON FRESH DAISIES
A fresh fruity look is created with
Soft and rustic this collection will take you back to your gran's garden
Penstemons [looking very like foxgloves]
Astilbes in soft white
Agryanthemum in rich crimson
Osteospermum in soft pink with that lovely deep eye.
These are just some lovely combinations I find very good together. , of course somewhere on the patio I would have to have a pot filled with lavender, and another pot spilling over with Agapanthus which will reward you with big balls of the bluest flowers ever.
If you have a blank wall you wish to cover and keep things in the cottage style,I would have to recommend scented roses and summer jasmine,last night while garden very late in the evening I was engulfed in the fragrance of both of these and it was so enchanting, like being on a tropical island,combined with the lushness of the lee valley. The last few weeks has shown everyone that there's no place like Ireland in good weather. Enjoy these wonderful evenings in your own space.