Papaver orientale - stunning and easy border perennial
Blooming in my Garden Mid June 2012

Border planting - Mediterranean herb borders

Today I finished one of my favourite types of projects. I brought a clients vision to life with plants to complete their design.

I love this kind of challenge where a client has had a patio, driveway or hardscape feature designed, and then needs a planting expert to finish off their vision. In this case a Mediterranean patio and urn water features with planting borders.


The 2nd set of patio doors is the Kitchen, so we wanted to make sure that as well as being beautiful, these borders are bountiful in providing the herbs for culinary use.

The 4 main border squares are each based (loosely I admit) on a herb type. - Fennel, Allium, Sage and Rosemary, with a central Stipa Gigantea grass to tie the borders together.


The area nearest to the kitchen is slightly more shady, and had been overshadowed by bushes. - These have now been removed, and we have rivers of different coloured mints and lemon balm, plus shapd bay, and Elder, to carry on the edible theme into the shade.

The end result is good looking, scented, and productive. - ideal for sitting out next to, when we get the summer.




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