Plants raised from seed in March, grown on under cover until the cold spring ended and planted out during May to form this year’s successful potager.

In the attached image can be seen: Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’, Centaurea cyanus ‘Blue Boy’, Kale ‘Redbor’, Hordeum jubatum, Cosmos ‘Purity’ Other species and cultivars are growing through the circular bed and attracting all manner of pollinating insects.

Colour, form and thus combination make for a good planting display. Movement is the third aspect, often missing, from a planting scheme. With the two grasses, (Hordeum and Pennisetum villosum ‘Cream Falls’), both light of stem, the slightest breeze adds movement to this sucessful planting scheme.

Potager, 26th August 2013. Photo by Tony Garn

Potager, 26th August 2013

Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls' . Photo by Tony Garn

Pennisetum villosum ‘Cream Falls’