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Gardening video: Planting a red garden colour scheme

If you like a vibrant border this is the scheme for you. Reds and oranges demand attention - they spring forward so they work well in small garden.

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Gardening video: Planting a red garden colour scheme

Planting a red garden colour scheme


Garden designer Alice Bowe shares her top tips for planting a red colour scheme in your garden.

  • Use plenty of colourful foliage

    Use plenty of colourful foliage

    Use a lot of foliage - try purple, bronze, greys and purples for your filler plants. Don't use yellow, just concentrate on the oranges and reds.

  • Try block colours

    Try block colours

    Cheery wallflowers in strong blocks really work. Reds and oranges can get lost in a shady borders, so sunny spots are best.