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.)