A splash of gold

Forget hot borders (at least for five minutes), with their flashy reds and gaudy oranges. F&F is currently salivating over something far more refined and regal.

If you want true late-season glam in your garden, bring together muted blues, soft purples and splashes of gold for a truly regal border.

Try drifts of Echinops ritro, Verbena bonariensis, Agapanthus and Perovskia for a soft hazy effect shot through with dramatic Stipa gigantea with its huge golden yellow stalks, flowers and seeds. These are the sorts of clever contrasts of rather regal versions of complimentary colours that will make your garden look truly gorgeous.

Echinops ritro and Verbena bonariensis.


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  1. Caro (UrbanVegPatch)

    This is a combination that I’m seeing a lot of – in a hot or humid summer the purples really sing out. I love the idea of interplanting with golden grasses, although I think for the gardens here at York Rise (my next project after the veg patch!) I would choose a shorter grass. Very beautiful, I wonder where the photo was taken?


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