Combinations that worked better than you were expecting?

Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 478
Among the failures there can be the odd success that just works. Was winging a few combinations last autumn and pairing tete a tete with primulas paid off with this-



The crocuses and violas behind this haven't faired so well, mainly because the violas seemed to give up a while ago now.

Might try and keep my combinations to a pairing like this in future with one set of bulbs and plants above. Finding that with the layered bulbs in pots it's always a mixed bag due to the flowering times being so out of sync.

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  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 933
    @Dirty Harry Your combination is lovely. For the last few years, I have done Summer baskets that I call my fruit bowl colours. That involved deep red begonias, gold purple and blue flowers. It was inspired by Montys Jewel garden, with no white, but I am tired of that now. This year I am going for much softer shades of pink, lilac lemon and white. It's always nice to find a combination that works.
    SW Scotland
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 2,351
    Very nice, beautifully displayed...
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,020
    I haven't decided whether mine will be 'hot' or 'cool' this year. It usually depends on what takes my fancy in the garden centre.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    Love it Dirty Harry, know what you mean, it is really annoying when you try and plan and the plan fails. You must be really pleased with that one, the yellow eyes in all the primulas work well with the daffs too.

    I bought some Tete a tete for the first time this year,  well autumn you know what I mean. They are lovely little things and I will use them again.

    I gave up mixing as I fail most times. But still have a bowl of the black ophiopogon and snow drops. And Zwanenberg bronze crocus with some of the same. The ophiopogon helps to support the crocus, mine always seem to fall over quickly.
    And in both cases I did not put quite enough bulbs in.
  • CharadriiCharadrii Posts: 3
    This accidental combination of white hellebores and peachy coloured tulips worked much better than I was expecting last year. Unfortunately the tulips have so far failed to reappear this year.
  • LouballLouball Posts: 6
    Charadrii said:
    This accidental combination of white hellebores and peachy coloured tulips worked much better than I was expecting last year. Unfortunately the tulips have so far failed to reappear this year.
    Omg I absolutely love this!
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,358
    I planted up two blue pots with what was supposed to be a peach/apricot/cream tulip mix - a change for me - what have I got?  Deep pinky red and pale pink ones instead!
    Guess I had a substitution packet. Can't remember where I got them from but expect it was a 'freebie' offer so no refund.
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