A. Alcea rosea ‘Halo Cream’ with foxgloves
B. Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’ with Scabiosa ‘Barocca’, Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’ and Achillea ‘Terracotta’
C. Alcea rosea ‘Apple Blossom’ with foxgloves
D. White agapanthus with ornamental grass, achillea, scabiosa, daucus corata and helenium
E. Digitalis ‘Dalmation Peach’ with hollyhocks in the background
F. Agastache ‘Summer Glow’ with Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, achillea, scabious, digitalis parviflora and grasses
H. Rosa ‘Gentle Hermione’ with Rosa ‘Young Lycidas’ buds
I. Achillea ‘Pretty Belinda’ with Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’ and Salvia ‘Blue Note’
J. Digitalis parviflora with Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Scabiosa ‘Barocca’, Agastache ‘Summer Glow’, Salvia ‘Blue Note’ and grasses
K. Alcea rosea ‘Halo Blush’ with digitalis and cleome
L. Cream coloured scabiosa with ornamental grass, hyssop, scabious and achillea
M. Spotted pink digitalis with verbena bonariensis
It’s hard to beat the RHS Flower Shows when it comes to finding combinations of flowers that make your heart soar. At an event like this, everyone will see many of their personal favourites on display, together with a plentiful supply of new plant varieties and planting ideas.
Here’s my floral lookbook of images of cottage garden style plants, gleaned from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018. I hope I’ve included some of your favourites and that you’ll enjoy the soft, warm and heady colour combinations.
If you’re planning to visit the show, most of these were taken in the Floral Marquee: on the Botanic Nursery display (A,C,E,G,K); on Todd’s Botanics’ display (B,D,F,I,J,L) and on Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants (M). To see David Austin Roses (H) call in at the Festival of Roses Marquee.