The colour scheme within the herbaceous border changes all year around. In the early spring the plants start flowering with yellow daffodils followed closely by pink tulips. The colours within the scheme change to pink, purple and blue during the late spring, caused by the presence of: Persicaria superba, Alliums and Geraniums to yellow, pink, blue and purple until autumn by Rudbeckia, Sedum, Echinops and Aster thomsonii.
Throughout the border grass such as Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ is planted in drifts with mixture of perennials of different hues, textures and forms such as: Centranthus ruber which provide a pleasing contrast in colour and form with the Alchemilla mollis and Geraniums both of which furnished the front of the border.
During the summer in the middle of the border, the plant, Achillea ‘Gold Plate’ provides a contrast between the floral and foliage form with the rich orange Hemerocallis.
The architectural leaves and bold flower spikes of the Acanthus spinosus act as a focal point in the border and all the perennials are backed by climbing roses, Cynara cardunculus and Ceplaria gigantea.
The deep pink flowerheads of Sedum ’Herbstfreude’ combine effectively with the bright yellow Helianthus and Rudbeckia fulgida to provide warm tints and long-lasting flowers, from the mid-summer to the early autumn scheme.