Last Flames of Summer

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These three beauties, Sedums, Penstemons and Persicaria are the last vibrant flames of summer. If Autumn is warm they will continue on through October complimenting the brown and bronze leaves that are beginning to fall from above and the stalks of other perennials that are starting to fade and blanch leaving their delicate little bones behind.

They are also no more than two foot high so they can be used along the front fringes of herbacious borders and near entrance ways.

Top tip: If you cut off the old seed heads of the Penstemons is will prolong their flowering until the first frosts

By |2019-03-28T18:12:47+00:00September 21st, 2014|Blog, Flowers|Comments Off on Last Flames of Summer

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.