Today I realised how much colour in the environment can influence a Garden Designer.
The notable influence for me in the last few weeks has been the Pugin Chapel in St. Barnabas Cathedral Nottingham.
This place has a very strong image.
The colour is red. But what a colour red . It is almost purple.
Blue softens the effect.
My mind then translated this into floral colour.
Echinacea come in red.
This will be the plant for the next season to come.
Asters can provide the blue and purple.
Gardens should hold some association with pleasant surroundings.
This is what makes them a place of relaxation.
Forget the fact that weather conditions have led to massive growth.
Rather use your garden to sit in .
Look at the colour schemes.
Then sit back and remind yourself of the effort that you have made to achieve this.