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According to various reports the colour purple is bang on trend this year and fashionistas everywhere will be purpling themselves up! So, what does this mean for gardens and garden designs then? Basically incorporating the colour purple into your plant schemes will bring your gardens right up to date.
Check out one of our previous articles from last year where we have recommended using purple and orange plants together creating an energised and vibrant mood. If you're after a more calming, romantic and peaceful mood try soft pinks and purples. Not only do we love orange and purple together but this year it is reported that RHS Chelsea have a garden or two that are using these colours!
Additionally there are lots of reports these days stating how purple foods have so many qualities that make them the 'healthy choice'. Allotmenteers and avid veg growers have been growing purple varieties for years....apparently it's the first time us veg growers have been ahead of the fashionistas!! So if you've never tried growing purple varieties give it a go and get your veg patch to be be bang on trend try Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1 Hybrid or a Dwarf Bean 'Purple Teepee'.
Sharon Hockenhull based in the North West is an expert on everything to do with fruit and her top 5 purple fruits are: Raspberry 'Glen Coe'; Plum 'Marjories Seedling'; Damson 'Merryweather; 'Tayberry 'Buckingham' and finally thornless Youngberry!
As you can see there are so many delicious fruit and vegetables to choose from so what are you waiting for purple up your plot or garden today!
Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.