What goes with what

Saga Magazine | Val Bourne | May 2016

Combining plants in a border is a real skill. The best place to find inspiration is in the show gardens at Chelsea. We asked six top designers exhibiting this year to reveal their fresh, new planting styles.

‘Instead of a traditional lawn I’m making an edible herb ley in a semi-shaded part of the garden under hawthorn trees. I’m using chicory, salad burnet and yarrow to create a textured planting that can be picked and eaten. You could do this in a container, or in a small herb garden.’