The foliage colour of this small Japanese red acer tree positioned against a back drop of green foliage is uplifting an also very structural.
I love to plant herbs particularly if they are going to be useful. To create a little more colour in the summer I add a few annual salvia which blend so well with sage foliage which is also a salvia. Remember to plant Mediterranean herbs in well drained situations. I mix my compost with half grit.If you plant them in soggy pots they will not survive the winter wet.
Troughs of lavender by the house where you can enjoy the calming fragrance is a simple effective low maintenance alternative to bedding.
Lastly Salvia Hot Lips can not be beaten for continuous summer colour. It lends its self beautifully to cottage gardens.
|Anual Savia 'Sallyfun' amongst mediteranian herbs such as curry plant, and sage|
|Salvia Hot Lips|