The planting that we chose on this episode ranged from a lot of larger shrubs to some beautifully flowering plants.
The Astilbes that we had in pink were particularly bright and put a smile on our faces while the wet weather was coming down.
The lush foliage underneath and the bright pink feathers above looked spectacular. Also planted in pink, was the salvia. This variety is called ‘Kiss N Wishes’ which had lovely fluted trumpet-like flowers floating above really nice foliage.
In addition to that, we also planted in Rhodohypoxis and that is a spritely coloured flowering plant.
It wasn’t all about pinks though, we also underplanted with some Veronicas as well. ‘Ulster Blue Dwarf’ is a marvellous plant that works well as a lavender alternative, with almost rocket-like flowers of blue that open throughout its bloom.
Another favourite of mine is Astrantia, the variety we used is a reddish one called ‘Gill Richardson’. It has deep crimson flowers right through to June and likes cool damp borders, so it was doing well as we planted it into position.