In The Garden This Week: Clashing Colours

Royal blue and orange, canary yellow and purple, candy pink and red, fresh lime and magenta – our coastal garden is packed with clashing colours during August. I love, cherish and celebrate them all. Whether the combinations are technically right or a little bit wrong, who cares? They are fleeting moments that perhaps only I will experience. I share them with you in the spirit of openness, not to attract ridicule but to demonstrate what fun playing with colour can be. My only tip is that green is a great neutraliser. Use plenty of it and your colours will sing, like notes on a sheet of music paper.

(I hope you enjoy my homespun video. I am hoping practice will eventually make perfect. For now Monty Don’s job is safe.)

Dahlia 'Firepot', Salvia patens, The Watch House, August 2015

The Watch House garden, August 2015

Dahlia 'Firepot', Salvia patens, The Watch House, August 2015

The Watch House garden, August 2015