As much as I love seeing the show gardens at RHS Hampton Court, I also like to look out for interesting plants and other design details.
This ornamental grass is Hordeum jubatum, it’s quite short-lived, but very pretty, especially against this vivid pink wall.
This is Muehlenbeckia, a creeping, wiry vine originally from New Zealand.
It’s a great combination with the metal post that forms part of a pergola.
I love this group of kitsch, little metal daisies, they look particularly good against the grey timber shed.
They’d be perfect next to a wendy house or even as a substitute for all the plants in pots that have been eaten by slugs this wet summer…….
They’re made in Zimbabwe and imported by a French company, Arrosoir et Persil.
I like how these willow garden seats look so sculptural.
Most of us were wandering round on a grey and showery press day dressed for the weather. This isn’t always a good look, so I was impressed by how this lady looked ready for the wet weather but also managed to look super stylish.
I was a bit too embarrased to ask if I could take a front view photo, being more used to dealing with gardens and plants, but I think you get a good idea of the look.
I’m inspired to re-think my wet weather gear.
What do you think, could you use any of these ideas in your garden?
All images: Jill Anderson