1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October.  'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.

1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October. 'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.

Blauwkussen - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Prachtige kussenvormende bodembedekker die ook bijzonder goed in hanging baskets kan groeien. Een randje langs een pad, trapje of gazon is prachtig. Kan ook prima in de rotstuin. Is wintergroen.

Blauwkussen - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Prachtige kussenvormende bodembedekker die ook bijzonder goed in hanging baskets kan groeien. Een randje langs een pad, trapje of gazon is prachtig. Kan ook prima in de rotstuin. Is wintergroen.

Purple is a mainstay to the garden & I cannot think of a plant colour it doesn't "Go" with. Purple & orange, purple & pink, purple & blue, & yellow, & red....need I continue ?

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Purple is a mainstay to the garden & I cannot think of a plant colour it doesn't "Go" with. Purple & orange, purple & pink, purple & blue, & yellow, & red....need I continue ?

Lunaria attracts butterflies with its rich nectar... and gardeners with its gorgeous blooms and papery seed pods. #flowersforbutterflies

Lunaria attracts butterflies with its rich nectar... and gardeners with its gorgeous blooms and papery seed pods. #flowersforbutterflies

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Hanging baskets, containers and flower pouches add a whole new dimension to gardening, helping to utilize all the available space. With hanging baskets and flower pouches you can brighten up a sunn…

Top 10 Beautiful Flowers Which Can Grow In A Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets, containers and flower pouches add a whole new dimension to gardening, helping to utilize all the available space. With hanging baskets and flower pouches you can brighten up a sunn…

Hellebores mixed with snowdrops and cyclamen. Use in your shade garden. Jan/March.

Hellebores mixed with snowdrops and cyclamen. Use in your shade garden. Jan/March.

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'.

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