Pettifers This Oxfordshire country garden is designed for year-round interest. Dawn light hits a border with Allium firmament, Stipa tenuissima and Gladiolus communis byzantinus. Photographed by Clive Nichols.
Creeping Thyme: In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies
hydrangea and wisteria - both have varied flower colors. Both are also seen in Old Southern landscapes. Hydrangea like rich damp soil with filtered sun. Wisteria will seek out light and do well in full sun.