Creation of a ‘hot’ border, Dorset

Hot Border

The client wanted to create a border using a hot colour palette of red, orange and yellow to provide interest from summer through to late autumn/early winter.  The border was a curved shape going into the lawn so the planting was designed in a circle with a purple-leaved Cotinus (smoke bush) in the middle surrounded by red-barked Cornus Alba (dogwood) and sedum.  This in turn was surrounded by repeat planting of perennials such as yellow rudbeckias, orange heleniums, orange and red geums, white leucanthemums (shasta daisy) and orange, yellow and red dahlias.  Alchemilla mollis was used to edge.

Hot Border
Hot planting scheme