Your garden, like your home, needs to suit you. Magazines and web sites can suggest planting combinations and some will catch your interest, others you may hate. Below are ideas for summer plants and planting combinations so you can pick and mix what you like and fancy in your garden. There are images and links to page with growing information so you can decide if you like the plant and if it is right for your garden.
Illustrated above first and left are Delphiniums and Thalictrum, and lovely summerly blue combination. Delphiniums are a time consuming plant to grow but spectacular with their large showy flower heads. Thalictrum is very easy, tall and graceful with fluffy flower head one of my absolute garden favourites.
Centre is a less common growing combination of purple Loosestrife and Meadow sweet which are both wild/semi wild flowers which are very attractive to pollinators and another great, easy to grow, garden favourite.
Third image on the right is Dierama, with the lovely common name of Angel's Fishing Rod and Agapanthus. Neither plant is straightforward to grow, but if you have the right conditions they will flourish together.
There are also ideas for Spring plant combinations, planting for shade, scented plants and the sensory garden.