Flowers do look beautiful but, for a more permanent display, the secret is to choose the right foliage. Plants with intriguing colours, textures and patterns, such as bromeliads, begonias and cordylines, will ensure your garden retains its lush impact, month after month. To add a sense of fun and intrigue, fill hidden corners with quirky ornaments. Need a little inspiration? Let us show you how it’s done!
A striking bromeliad, the Billbergia nutans has grey-green leaves for most of the year, giving rise to pendulous pink, blue and green blooms from winter to spring.
Add a tasteful audio and visual element with a gently flowing water feature. Densely plant up the area around it to make it a seamless part of the landscape.
The delicate flowers of hellebore are a pretty solution for shady areas of the garden.
You can add vertical interest by mounting staghorn ferns on a tree (where they naturally grow), or a wall or timber frame.
Grow beautiful cane-stemmed begonias and enjoy the masses of pink or red flowers that cover the plant from top to bottom during spring-summer.
Hardy and reliable, clivias have handsome strappy green foliage until spring, when vibrant orangeyellow flowers burst onto the scene. Try mass planting for a striking effect.
Raised wooden sculptures are eye-catching and fabulous for lifting the mood of dreary garden beds. Try it!