Great British Garden Revival - Herbaceous Borders and Kitchen Gardens
Herbaceous Borders These very British garden styles are definitely Unwins favourites.
Those billowing, colourful borders looked lovely didn't they?
Chris Beardshaw did make it seem like very hard work though, from experience we know that tending a huge herbaceous border in a professional garden is a full time job, but in a domestic setting herbaceous perennials are largely easy care, needing just the right amount of cossetting to keep hobby gardeners happy.
But that was a very minor criticism in an otherwise informative half hour.
We loved the asters and the whole idea of a constantly changing perennial flower border that comes back bigger and better every year.
If you were equally inspired look at our perennial pages get planning!
Ornamental Kitchen Gardens were championed by Alys Fowler and there were some great examples in gardens large and small. All with great appeal both as veg plots and ornamentally.
One of our favourite Kitchen gardens was shown at Chelsea last year, called The Seeds of Change garden it teamed vegetables and flowers in a spectacular way, but there were lots of ideas you could also take home to tiny gardens.
Salad crops mingled with edging plants such as marigolds and pansies, while peas and beans scrambled up canes with sweet peas and nasturtiums close by.
Lots of herbaceous perennials were used with colourful bedding and roses. Let your imagination run riot and plan your veg in the most ornamental way you can.