The limestone chipping surface is planted with low box hedges which form a criss cross pattern - a contemporary version of a knot garden- which is peppered with aromatic lavenders and sages. Oxeye daisies float above the line of the hedges and in between the sculptural, clipped topiary shapes that punctuate the knot.Arne Maynard garden design.
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - Towering sub-shrub with handsome dark green, toothed leaves and 30cm long, upward pointing flowering spikes of the most exceptional rich dark blue/black from late summer through autumn. The flowers are loved by bees. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun. This is a vigorous, towering plant and may need some support. Mulch well around the roots in late autumn. Eventual mature plant size : Height 2.5m Spread 90cm
This seasonal collection of buttonholes include cornflower, marguerite daisy, aquilegia, lisianthus and astrantia as the main flower. I used a gorgeous selection of foliage to support and frame the flower including lavender, rosemary, honeysuckle, forget-me-not, and achemilla mollis. It is a great idea to use other herbs such as mint and sage as they offer a fragrance to the buttonhole, that you may not get from using just flowers.