The Teddington Gardener

Exciting Redhead seeks dynamic partner for fun and friendship, maybe more?

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Royal Bumble is a shrubby salvia with intense, dimunitive, cherry-red flowers and fragrant leaves, flowering from August through to the frosts, and teamed up here with the fine feathery stems of the grass Stipa tenuissima – wonderful, wispy, pale yellow-green leaves topped with fluffy plumes of silver-green flowers, maturing to blonde-buff. This versatile deciduous grass is ideal for a sunny gravel garden, large container or new perennial border. It’s perfect for introducing movement into a planting scheme since the fluffy flower heads and foliage billow in the slightest breeze. Paired with this eye-catching salvia, adding body to both plants and together, making a great, simple but very effective partnership.

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