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NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,562
This is my first big project and I promised an update to those who very kindly advised me on planting at various stages - the themes is red (including hot pink that’s meant to be red!), oranges and purples:


Between the Olive tree and the wall at the back of the photo are Helenium Waltraut


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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,562
    Sorry that seemed to have posted before I finished, here is the rest...


    Looking the other way - there are few Agastache Black Adders at the back, not yet showing.



    Some Black Adder and Helenium Moerheim Beauty, still to grow, plus a few gaps to fill around the orange climbing rose.


    There is a Dahlia Bishop of Llandalf at the base of the forked stick at the back and the little fuzzy stuff at the front is Achillea Safran.

    i have done exactly what I promised myself I wouldn’t do and included far too many different plants, probably, but the overall effect is meant to be a glorious mash-up of hot colours. Or a right bluddy clashing mess, depending on your viewpoint  :D





  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,562
    Oh and Echinacea Tangerine dream, the little ones, planted around last year’s Echinacea Summer Colours, looking promising. A few gaps at the back will be filled with tall purple Sedum Fabarium, when it arrives.


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,896
    Such beautiful materials - the stone, wood, the olive tree. Glorious. Is the purple bush berberis? Do you have water anywhere in the garden?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,858
    That’s coming on lovely Nollie , I have to wait until August/September time  to get my hot colours. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,562
    Thanks, Fire and Lyn, it is not to everyone’s taste I appreciate.

    Yes the taller purple Bush is Berberis Red Rocket, the orangy one is B. Orange Rocket there is a little B. Atropurpureum hiding in there and the odd B. Nana too - I like the all-year-round colour of Berberis.
  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 255
    Love the orange rocket! 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,306
    edited May 2018
    Nollie, I love hot garden borders, and in cases like these I don't mind clashing colours... so it's all good and coming along so well, I do like it very much.  Helenium 'Waltraut' is one I've been thinking about for a while, so I would like to see close ups at some point, later on...

    I should add, I particularly like your stone wall at the back, which sets everything off... I would love to have a stone wall, and right envious of those who do.. 
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,562
    I’m quite fond of the orange rocket too, autumnglory. Fire, forgot to say, yes I have a 
    an outside tap quite close to the border with a long hose reel - nothing would survive for long without regular deep watering here.

    Thanks Marlorena, yes the stone walls are lovely but they can be problematic here too as they store a lot of heat in the summer, so it’s a waiting game to see how stuff planted close to them, especially the Heleniums, will fare. Hope Perki doesn’t mind me resharing a screenshot of their Waltraut...the photo that inspired me to buy them:



  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,306
    aah, lovely.. thanks so much for going to the trouble.. I love the orange-y mix with yellow and the little purple bobble head..
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,896
    Nollie, can you tell me again how cold it gets where you are...?
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