THE GERTRUDE JEKYLL LONG BORDER IN JULY
The Gertrude Jekyll Long Border is designed to be at its best from July to August. I've written before about the design of the border and how its colour themes are based on those Gertrude Jeykll used at her own garden at Munstead Wood here.
Back in June the border was dominated by pale blues and yellows. Look how it's changed. The dominant tones are now reds and oranges as the Dahlias, Phlox and Monardas begin to bloom.
|Reds, oranges and yellows lead down to blue Eryngium|
|The blue and pale yellow section of the Long Border|
|Pale yellow, stronger yellows and red dominated in this section|
|Dahlias and hollyhocks in the red and orange section|
|The end of the Border cools down into pale yellow and blue|
|Looking along the Border, hot colours fading into cooler ones|
|Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star' and Coreopsis lanceolata|
|Campanula Lactiflora Loddon Anna (top) and Clematis integrifolia (below)|
|Monarda Cambridge Scarlet (centre) with Achillea Credo (back) and Coreopsis lanceolata (front)|
|Hollyhocks and Dahlias in the hot section|