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Feeling the blues

Feature Kate Harding
The A Room With a View Garden from a past RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show exemplified the blue and white scheme to perfection, with repetitive planting from the likes of Perovskia and Eryngium leading the eye to a stunning seating area

In garden design, few colour combinations have the same impact as the subtle pairing of blue and white. And it’s the sheer simplicity of this partnership that has made it such a popular choice with designers, who frequently use it to great effect in show gardens at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows. Better still, it is a look that can be perfectly tailored to suit domestic gardens. In fact this scheme is especially suited to smaller plots, as the subtle shades help borders seemingly melt into the distance, giving the illusion of extra space. This is not the only trick the scheme has up its sleeve, as the cool tones of blue and white are also naturally soothing, and create an ideal haven in which we can let our minds unwind and escape the stresses of the outside world.

Also worth considering is the way in which these colours appear at different times of day. While pale blues and pure whites will create a cool serenity that is ideal for tempering midday sun, it’s likely that during the summer months your garden will be enjoyed mostly in the evening, once we return home from work. Fortunately, this is when blue and white tones really shine, when the sunlight begins to fade these colours come into their own with a luminescent glow at twilight. White plants are especially impressive under moonlight with an ethereal glow that is enchanting. Taking this quality into consideration, if you are only able to commit a small area to this scheme, then a shady corner is the way to go. If in any doubt, visit a woodland in spring with drifts of bluebells and wild garlic and you will be convinced that this colour palette is ideal for lifting even the darkest of spaces.

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We’re halfway through the year now and summer is in full swing, so there’s no better excuse to get out into the garden. In this month’s issue we’ve got lots of great ideas to help make the most of your time outdoors. On page 36 we take a look at this year’s hottest trends for outdoor living. From classic country style to laid-back coastal blues and tropical brights, you’re sure to find a look you love that will help you create your perfect room outdoors. And, if you’re feeling creative, then try your hand at our brilliant upcycling project (p.62) which transforms an unwanted old bed into a gorgeous garden bench, or stitch up a storm and create our beautiful embroidered hanging storage pockets (p.64). If your beds and borders are looking a little lacklustre, then take inspiration from the latest trend from the RHS show gardens – elegant blue and white is the most beautiful colour combination to make your garden look truly stunning this summer (p.114). We’ve also got a simple step-by-step project (pardon the pun) to help you create a set of rustic log steps in your garden (p.66). The warmer weather also means most of us start to hanker after lighter, fresher meals, so we’ve rustled up some super salad recipes in this month’s food section. The roasted sweetcorn and halloumi salad is my favourite. Finally, we’ve also got some truly inspiring makeovers and real reader homes for you to take a peek at. Enjoy!

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