A Day at Petersham – beautiful foxgloves and roses, alliums and Queen Anne’s Lace – and a gurning horse?

Digitalis (Foxgloves) providing some excitement in these displays - as it does in the garden - with more spires and spikes provided by Salvia Caradonna and, just coming into flower, Aconitum napellus in white. Ceanothus (Californian Lilac) adds more blue to the mix, with bright orange bringing the scheme to life - this is Geum…

Dark and brooding foliage, deep velvety flowers

Dark and brooding things here - Heuchera Binoche (bottom right, near matt purple-black leaves, blackcurrant liquorish), Ceanothus Blue Sapphire (top, eventually forming a mound just 2' tall, with bright blue flowers) and my favourite, Primula Kennedy Innisfree - fabulous dark, velvety red flowers displayed against bronze-purple foliage... I've used Heuchera Binoche in large container display…