Astrantia Superstar (syn 'White Giant') - The large, greenish-white flowerheads look like pincushions surrounded by a spidery ruff of green-tinted, white bracts. These are produced en masse above the lobed, dark green leaves from early summer to autumn adding bobbles of colour to the border. Astrantias have become the 'darlings of the designers' in recent years as they lend themselves to most styles of planting, and mix happily with most plants.
Hortensia - Hydrangea macrophylla Zorro : particularité : a les tiges noires
Lathyrus odoratus 'Winston Churchill’: crimson red, velvety flowers with a fantastic fragrance. Train it up an obelisk or trellis, or in a patio pot. Flowers in the summer, through June, July, August. Find out how to sow sweet pea seeds: http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/seeds-and-bulbs/how-to-sow-sweet-pea-seeds/330.html Photo by Sarah Cuttle
Astrantia major with Love in a mist.... perfect cottage garden combination
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dark Purple' - One of the new breed of mophead hydrangeas, this one was chosen by us for the intensity of the flower colour. To get the best colour, you should apply hydrangea colourant at regular intervals, but even when grown in normal or alkaline soils the flower colour will revert to a good shade of pinkish red. Long-flowering additions to the summer border, hydrangeas are one of the best-loved and hardest working of all the shrubs and therefore have become a…