A Sunday afternoon stroll around the walled garden of Floors Castle.
(Click on the first photo to follow the path)
From the garden entrance a long border in restful shades of blue and white leads off to your left, towards the head gardener’s cottage
Turn right at the cottage and cool blues give way to a startling contrast
It was a cloudy day but this border was glowing with warm colour and making strolling visitors smile
The soft yellow achilleas continue round the corner but in the next border orange and rust give way to shocking pink
The pink and yellow border leads to the arbour of pink roses seen in the distance – turn right there and you’re back into a border of softer contrasts…
but no less drama – here tall spikes of Veronicastrum stand out against a dark hedge of purple leaved plum
This is gardening on a grand, stately home scale but the borders are full of plant combinations and colour contrasts that offer inspiration for gardens of any size.