Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:23
I tend to group pastel colours together and same for hot colours. I have a white border which this year I am highlighting with dots of purple. My dahlia bed has a riot of colour all mixed up but with mostly hot colours at one end and pastels at the other. Unfortunately not all of the dahlias are labelled so I have lost the plot so to speak.
I also like blue and yellow together.
All in all I try to plant close together/overplant so that they hit of colour is exagerrated. I grow quite a lot in tubs e.g Gazanias, Pansies, Dahlias, Tulips. Alliums, and I always stuff them in as much as possible.. all for the colour effect.