Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:29
All colours really - they all fit together because of the amount of green that comes with most plants. There have been some accidental colour mixtures that I did not, would not have, planned, and they have been remarkably good. Nature just does what we cannot do, gets it right most of the time. I think the main difference in peoples gardens, as far as colour is concerned, is how formal they want to be. If you want a fairly formal layout then that choice will probably influence the colours you use and put togethr. My garden could not be less formal, so the rather riotous look lends itself more to colour combinations we might not choose in a more formal setting.
Some of the gardens people show here are just so amazingly good, beautifully designed and so on, and I love to see and admire them - but they are not my style. There is room for all of us, and our colour choices I think.
Also our colour perception changes with age I think - my friend disliked yellow in her garden for years, and now enjoys it in moderation. I suspect she sees it differently now - our older eyes may not percieve colour quite as clearly as we once did.