Pyrus nivalis, I use this tree more often than any other. I use…
Traditionally a mixed border is an informal combination of different seasonal plants that gives a garden a more natural look. Think of a static, formal garden framed with ever changing, soft, drift plantings.
In my view, the mixed border is all about contrasts and keeping it uncomplicated. As a concept, it’s organic, relaxed, informal, homely and unique. However making each drift too small will create a furry look. There’s a fine art in developing drifts in relation to the garden space and working with a plant palette that creates an interesting array of colour, texture, form and light. Not to mention the shape of the drift!
Let us know your favourite plant combinations/drifts.