Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:39
I am very lucky in having a large garden. I think that one style throughout would be boring.
I like to have areas with clashes: orange with purple, blue with red. Christopher Lloyd is a great inspiration.
I also have areas where I try to have nice restful coordination, and areas with no flowers, just interesting leaf colours and textures.
I also try to have different planting styles in different areas: some block planting, some areas of naturalistic planting, and some areas of no planning whatsoever.
Sometimes it is the areas with least planning that work the best.
It is interesting to me how many people say that you cant combine pink and yellow, but in nature these colours regularly occur together, on the same plant.