Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tranquillity At The Bottom Of The Quad

The Bottom Border

The flower border at the bottom of the front quadrangle, known as 'The Bottom Border' by the gardeners, has matured well since its planting at the end of May, see blog entry 28th May 'In The Pouring Rain The Planting Out Begins'. The mixture of annual and perennial plants have created a display of tranquillity, a calmness at the end of the lush green, diagonal striped lawn.
The fresh, clean white palette of the Malope trifida 'Alba', Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride' and Ammi majus is pierced through by the long, exploding panicles of Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion'. The subtle, soft pinks are provided by the Salvia 'Penny's Smile', Diascia personata, Nicotiana mutabilis and Cleome spinosa 'Colour Fountain Mixed', and the silver by Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'.
The structure is provided by the permenant planting, the perennials and shrubs, Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery', Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Verbena bonariensis, Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough', Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis', Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple', Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky', Geranium x oxonium 'A T Johnson' and Indigofera gerardiana.

Malope trifida 'Alba' (Mallow), Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride' (Snapdragon), Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion' (Grass)

Ammi majus (Bishop's Flower),  Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery' (Daylily), Salvia 'Penny's Smile' (Pink) Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield' (Silver)

Diascia personata (Pink), Ammi majus (White), Nepeta (Blue)

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