Just back from a week at Applecross (a small settlement on the West Coast of Scotland, now well known for the Applecross Inn & wonderful seafood), staying in Applecross House (well, part of it – the house itself is a rather large mansion used by the estate owners, the Will’s family – of tobacco fame). Next door was the walled garden, which is full of wonderful plants (and a rather good restaurant, also serving rather fine seafood). There were lots of inspiring plant combinations, including some you would rejectif someone suggested them – such as this combination of Geranium, Geum & buttercup –

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and this – the same Geranium & buttercups, but this time with Nepeta. A much cooler feel to it –
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This combination including Stachys, Geranium and Nepeta with a copper tub was particularly lovely –
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