The Teddington Gardener

A new direction for Delphiniums…

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Towering spires of white, blue, lavender, purples and pinks, Delphiniums are a quintessential cottage garden plant. But the times, they are a-changing. I saw these at Hampton Court Flower Show and now they are finding their way into the garden centres. Rich salmon-reds in large fat spikes. This one is called Coral Sunset which is as apt as any name could be.

This is not a favourite colour and in this form, big, bold and held aloft from any greenery, it positively screams. What plant combinations would I choose to partner it with? I am sure to see it soon in beds and borders as I tootle about in gardens over the coming seasons and will be sure to make a note, and take a photograph, to let you judge whether it is a successful, or merely novel, addition to the catalogue.

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