Follow me as I tour the gardens at RHS Wisley – grasses and bananas, the Glasshouse (tropics and desert) and dry borders, fruit fields and a fragrant rose garden …

You've walked with me from the entrance at RHS Wisley through to the grass borders, across to the tropical border with towering bananas and cannas and past the dogwood collection (with willows and rubus) which are green green green at the moment but in winter are a forest of ruby, gold, scarlet, black and bone…

A detailed exposition on the theory and use of the colour wheel in garden design with particular reference to late-summer planting combinations

Japanese Anemone Queen Charlotte against bi-coloured Kniphofia Pink, orange, purple, green, yellow and blue. Works for me!

Kniphofia Prince Igor

Huge flowerheads of Kniphofia Prince Igor, towering over the roses and mixed herbaceous planting in the Bowes Lyon Rose Garden at RHS Wisley. Now I know kniphofia and I have had a mini-affair recently  - with Mango Popsicle specifically - but this - THIS - this is a significant presence in the border, a very…

Mango Popsicle

Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle' and Lythrum 'Robin' I'm experimenting with colour combinations and this is one I might try to recreate with tulip varieties when I come to look at container displays later this year. I am not a big fan of the red hot poker, in the more traditional guises at least, but this mango…