Pretty in Pink, A Parterre Garden Tour.  

I’m warming to Pink! Well I am, it’s a fact I never really fully appreciated Pink in a garden until recently. Thankfully my appreciation of Pink came just in time for me to create this culmination of colour that is akin to that of  an Italian Renaissance garden a froth with pleasurable, scenery, sounds and smells.

Things are hotting up in our walled kitchen garden with these Pale #pink tropic trumpets of Crinum x powellii leading the way.

Crinum flowers are a #Summer visitor for sheltered gardens with large fleshy bulbs with rich green strappy leaves, they add a tropical feel to any Sun loving border. The swamp lily is a fragrant addition to our south-facing kitchen garden and a wonderful scented start to my day.

Join me on a to our newly planted parteere garden, we begin ( Simply because I couldnt resist this great picture of a Pink Crinum) at the exit of the kitchen garden passing through a large wooden arched gateway leading out to the partaree.


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Walking through the wooden archway visitors are greeted by whimsical romantic back garden that dances with colour anew, golden yew globes, a spin with spiral box pyramid.

Forest green grass in fashionable stripes, edges so crisp as if cut by glass, topiary hedges kept sharp, to bite.

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Balustrade and rustic bricks a backdrop view for strong pinks and passion, purple to bursting, swaying grasses, bold clashes, Roses a few.

I cannot help but smile as I walk by this area, I just come here to observe my favourite plants at play.

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Happy rustic heleniums in altered shades of bronze, plates of mustard Achillea with a ruddy reddish hue. Diascia, Echincea and my favourite Geranium in blue.

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Just this Spring I mixed shades of Bergamot for glow, edges of Eryngium and Festuca a shimmer below, dwarfed by swaying heliotrope heads of Verbena, purples the pink away.

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Verbena a favourite with tall wavering stems, planted with Stipa gigantea and Dierama for windblown delight. Looking forward to seeing this winning combination shine.

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Francoa sonchifolia and the sunscorched marbled foliage of Brunnera Jack Frost a happy combination.

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Zinnia attracts the pollinators in all shapes and sizes but somehow the Pink ones seem to get most attention..

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So that’s why it’s called Bees balm, Bergamot loved by many, ignored by few. Fortunately many of the new cultivars have some resistance to mildew, increasing it’s populatiy in English gardens.

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Matching containers and mis-matched chairs, sit a while enjoy the view and I will sit with you.

Join me on

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Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant

 

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“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning.

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the tour of your garden. I love that border with all the Helenium.

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  2. Nadia says:

    Thank you for stopping by and joining my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing my recipes and travels with you. Welcome aboard.

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  3. Many thanks for the follow. You are very blessed to work in such a stunning garden.

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