Perennial growing — Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.
"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese bee
Could do a path like this ato the hidden garden. White candelabra primula and a variegated hosta line the wooden walkway to a giant white pine. To the right is a curly willow and a few camassia and leucojum in bloom; astrantia and ligularia leaves show
A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School