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AndrewR

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How often do we have an idea for the garden that comes off?

I have been growing a mock orange, philadelphus purpurescens for three years now, and it puts on a good display of white flowers with purple calyces.

Last autumn I revamped the planting near it, based on a display at Hampton Court Flower Show, containing ‘hot’ colours. Suddenly the philadelphus didn’t fit in. I didn’t want to move it so what to do? I don’t normally make impulse buys, but over the winter I succumbed to tropaeolum tricolor, a tender twiner with small, bright orange-red flowers.

Then my ‘good idea’ struck. Why not let the tropaeolum climb over the mock orange? Not only did it work, but they are now flowering at the same time.

One of my better garden ideas I think.

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What a lovely pair.

18 Jun, 2015

 

A brilliant idea Andrew they look like exotic birds flying thru the mock orange ... clever you.

18 Jun, 2015

 

Permanent too.

20 Jun, 2015

 

Fabulous colour contrast!!!

22 Jun, 2015

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