This technique can be used on many fast growing perennials including nemesias
, diascias and osteospermum.
It was only later I read that nemesias
came from South Africa and that their natural habitat was in sandy soil on the coast.
boast a honey, vanilla fragrance.
You can choose flowers to match your colour scheme ( brick red nasturtiums, bronze and yellow mixtures of nemesias
, vivid pale blue nigella (love-in-a-mist), rich orange English marigolds and, for the back of the border, tall annual chrysanthemums.
in white, pink, and blue border the path, where they can be easily reached and swapped out.
CERTAIN plants worK much harder in a garden than others - and perennial nemesias
top the list.
are half-hardy annuals generally grown in borders but this one will be best in containers - the flowers are small and best appreciated close up.
In the Lafayette garden pictured here, lily-flowered 'Queen of Sheba' tulips poke through a border of lush orange nemesias
. The nemesias
' deep green foliage provides a handsome contrast to the mix of orange flowers and the playful orange-checked sculpture in the background.
Pots of lavender, old fasioned roses, pinKs and sweet peas will compliment the scene, as will perennial nemesias
Amelie, Confetti and Wisley Vanilla or fragrant nicotiana affinis and heliotrope Cherry pie.
It is not too late to sow some more, like nasturtiums, annual chrysanthemums, nemesias
and nigella (love-in-a-mist) to fill gaps, although they will not be in flower until later in the summer.
For the breezy styles seen here, include some leggy plants like gauras, nemesias
, and carnations, as well as middle-of-the-pot candidates such as annual phlox and marigolds.
You can choose flowers to match your colour scheme - brick red nasturtiums, bronze and yellow mixtures of nemesias
, vivid blue nigella (love-in-a-mist), rich orange English marigolds and, for the back of the border, tall annual chrysanthemums.