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YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 5,024

I am always keen to find new combinations that look good together and work well.  I've posted a couple of mine, do you have any to share (don't forget to post info)

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Tulips Burgundy and Ballerina.  Flowered together and looked great. Lasted well too.

I've just planted clematis Westerplatte (purple/red) and

Omoshire (white with purple edging).  I saw it at the Malvern spring show last year.  Guess which photo is whichimage

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Both type 2 hope they will flower together next year.

Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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  • B3B3 Posts: 11,514

    Arthur Bell rose and toadflax. No pic as toadflax isn't out yet.

    Dark blue hardy geraniums and Californian poppies.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • My combination Rubeckia Goldsrum and Agapanthus North Star. The orangey yellow flower of Rubeckia against the dark blue flower of the Agapanthus 

  • B3B3 Posts: 11,514

    There's a bit of a yellow/orange with purple/ blue theme running so farimage

    I also like pink(not Barbie) with blue.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

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    I planted this up for "Spring" and it's still going strong. Reds and yellows in early tulips with heucheras that I got reduced because they had no labels but I knew they would go with the tulips. There's a wee skimmia hidden in there too and I had viola Amber Kiss and crocus chrysanthus Herald which have gone over.

    Not bad for me. Usually it looks nothing like I've planned but I'm happy with this one.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,660

    PP, you do realise you've now lost all cred on the G.O.S. thread.............image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    No no no no no that's not how it works.

    Every last one of those eejits over there has posted glorious pictures of planting and lovliness...including your good self BCD! All you have to do is turn round and face the other way and it's like walking into Dante's Inferno! 

    Now If I were to take a step or two back and widen the field of view, things might be different. Who knows?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,645

    Some of my favourite combinations today.

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  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 732

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    Last year most of my pots combination included mini petunias called 'Sunset' (I think) which were orangey - and as I had bought a few trays of them (on a very cheap offer) - I had orange all over the garden whereas I'd avoided it before.

    This year, as of today, I don't have much in bloom just yet except for one little bed which I'm quite pleased with but still have to finish this year.

    I like the fiery orange geum Prinses Juliana (or Julianne?) with the shiny red of the Centranthus Rubra (or Ruber?) - and the 2 heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' are bright light green at the time the Pieris 'Forest Flame' on the right side turned to it's very pale plumage.  I like they way they've worked out so far.  Bottom right are Centaurea (only couple of flowers yet) - but by the time the Pieris changes again to its summer darker green, the roses will be blooming and the colour scheme will change again.    I think I've maybe posted the same pic on this forum related to having to be reminded what the Centrathus plants were called because I'd forgotten.  So apologies if it's the same boring photo.  There's not much else in bloom just now to show any 'combinations'.  Behind the orange geum is a tall bamboo great wall.  There's a obelisk back middle supporting rose 'Grace' which is various shades of yellow but a subtle yellow not bright.  It's on the obelisk this year only because I forgot to prune it in the spring so it's tall and leggy for this year - but - this misfortune means the flowers will be high enough to stand out above the rest of the plants there.  It still needs something though in the gaps at the front and left.  There used to be scabiosa Beujolais Bonnets but I lost both plants in the winter.  They were lovely.

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  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 249
    Yviestevie says:

    I am always keen to find new combinations that look good together and work well.  I've posted a couple of mine, do you have any to share (don't forget to post info)

    .

    image

    Tulips Burgundy and Ballerina.  Flowered together and looked great. Lasted well too.

    I've just planted clematis Westerplatte (purple/red) and

    Omoshire (white with purple edging).  I saw it at the Malvern spring show last year.  Guess which photo is whichimage

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