Cerinthe major purpurascens. Works beautifully with bright orange flowers - such as Geum Princess Juliana' - or deep purple leaved plants such as Sedum 'Purple Emperor'.

Cerinthe major purpurascens. Works beautifully with bright orange flowers - such as Geum Princess Juliana' - or deep purple leaved plants such as Sedum 'Purple Emperor'.

Dierama pulcherrimum, Blackbird.  Full sun and in a warm, sheltered spot. Flowers June to August.  Angel's fishing rod is perfect for introducing movement to a well-drained border in a sunny, sheltered site, or for overhanging water. Initially slow to establish, it looks particularly good with early autumn-flowering ornamental grasses.  More: http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/dierama-pulcherrimum/classid.2694/

Dierama pulcherrimum, Blackbird. Full sun and in a warm, sheltered spot. Flowers June to August. Angel's fishing rod is perfect for introducing movement to a well-drained border in a sunny, sheltered site, or for overhanging water. Initially slow to establish, it looks particularly good with early autumn-flowering ornamental grasses. More: http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/dierama-pulcherrimum/classid.2694/

Rosa Munstead Wood ('Ausbernard') (PBR) - Richly coloured, many-petalled, cup-shaped flowers, that have a wonderfully fruity fragrance, form on this bushy shrub rose throughout the summer. The leaves emerge with a reddish-bronze flush before they turn mid-green, creating further interest in spring. An award-winning rose, which shows a good resistance to disease, this is a wonderful specimen for a rose garden or mixed border.

Rosa Munstead Wood ('Ausbernard') (PBR) - Richly coloured, many-petalled, cup-shaped flowers, that have a wonderfully fruity fragrance, form on this bushy shrub rose throughout the summer. The leaves emerge with a reddish-bronze flush before they turn mid-green, creating further interest in spring. An award-winning rose, which shows a good resistance to disease, this is a wonderful specimen for a rose garden or mixed border.

Dahlia 'Lilac Time' | Dinnerplate type, beautiful violet colored flowers and is an excellent choice to grow in your flower border. Simply stunning, growing up to 3 ft tall, with full luscious leaves, Dahlia Dinnerplate Lilac Time will reward you with flowers from June to October (or early frost). | Flower Bulbs Inc

Dahlia 'Lilac Time' | Dinnerplate type, beautiful violet colored flowers and is an excellent choice to grow in your flower border. Simply stunning, growing up to 3 ft tall, with full luscious leaves, Dahlia Dinnerplate Lilac Time will reward you with flowers from June to October (or early frost). | Flower Bulbs Inc

Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue'   Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

Wonderful allium and fern combination.  Perch Hill Farm Garden Visit | Gardenista

Wonderful allium and fern combination. Perch Hill Farm Garden Visit | Gardenista

Potted Olive trees under planted with Agastache, agapanthus and anemone.

Potted Olive trees under planted with Agastache, agapanthus and anemone.

lately in love with allium. they last for so long in the garden or as a cut flower.

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lately in love with allium. they last for so long in the garden or as a cut flower.

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

Alchemilla Mollis also known as 'Ladies Mantle'. A superb edging plant for walkways. Use it in combination with purple foliage or flowers.

Alchemilla Mollis also known as 'Ladies Mantle'. A superb edging plant for walkways. Use it in combination with purple foliage or flowers.

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