The grass borders at RHS Wisley… reds, oranges, yellows, purples, blues and, oh yes, green….

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The Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley – masterly and painterly, still

From a vantage at the top of The Mount, looking down towards the lake and Glasshouse, these double borders mix perennials and grasses with stands of shrubs (like Cotinus), planted in ribbons that hop across from one side of the grass to the other. Well, you know this since I've come back to these borders…

Roses and what to put with them – two rose gardens at RHS Wisley and some delicious complimentary planting

Hot Chocolate, in the Jubilee Rose Garden at RHS Wisley. I've seen this paired up with dark spiky salvias to great effect - just thinking about it, how about Amistad in the background. How sumptuous would that be? The Jubilee Rose garden, with central terrace and beds radiating outwards between grass paths, is a traditional…

That garden between the double herbaceous borders and the rose gardens – continuing the tour around RHS Wisley

I can never remember the name of this garden, but is is just behind the double herbaceous borders at Wisley and joins up with the old Jubilee rose garden (pretty much just roses) and the newer garden where roses are matched with a great deal of complimentary planting, shrubs, trees, grasses and herbaceous perennialness. While…

Tour de force – a tour around RHS Wisley – first up, the Herbaceous Borders

The double herbaceous borders at RHS Wisley are worthy of close attention and admiration. Individual plants are to be appreciated for the well-grown specimens they are, and combinations of plants can delight and surprise as the eye bounces along each long, deep border before the grassy runway ascends Battleston Hill with all the delights that…