GARDEN DESIGN BY MATT GEORGE

INSPIRATIONAL LANDSCAPE AND PLANTING DESIGN

Established Garden Design Company Working in the Chilterns and North London

 

 

 

Plant of the month - June

My plant of the month for June is a bulb! Allium Christophii gives a real ‘wow factor’ in borders and follows all of the other spring planting and the other main allium I use ‘Purple Sensation’

Planted in any soil or aspect, the bulbs will come back year on year (unless the cheeky squirrels have them!)

Lower growing in the border, they suit a forward positon, and once the purple colouring has faded the seed heads dry out to make the most architectural feature in the border throughout the summer.

At around £1.00 a bulb these really are great value for money but need to be planted in the borders in October/Nov, and you will be enjoying the flowers throughout June, as they tend to flower after Chelsea Flower show.    

Paired with grasses and Salvia - they add a real exclaimation mark to the garden!