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Lavender beneath Cotinus Coggygria,royal purple 'Smokebush'

Lavender beneath Cotinus Coggygria,royal purple 'Smokebush' (Lavandula angustifolia)

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It's so bright and pretty.

18 Jun, 2010


Lovely with the dark background too......

18 Jun, 2010


Thank you both, GG and bonkers. It's growing just under a large berberis (approx 10ft high)

18 Jun, 2010


Stunning with that Berberis!

20 Jun, 2010


thanks karen

21 Jun, 2010


Great colour combination, Mh, this is gorgeous, and given me an idea of what to plant under my Royal purple Smokebush~thanks for the inspiration my friend!

30 Jun, 2010


thanks everyone - there is also a purple clematis clambering through the berberis but dont think its flowering yet - i will post a pic if and when it does

1 Jul, 2010


Beautiful.....How did I miss these pictures???

1 Jul, 2010


Update - grrrrgh I'm SOOOOOO silly - that plant at the back is blissfully unaware that I MISTAKENLY called it a berberis - Shame on me. I have just realised that it's a Cotinus Coggygria, a royal purple 'Smokebush', yes, Flori, (thanku for your comment) well, no need to be wondering anymore, here's the dry-run). Talk about learning something new everyday (yes, but how many times in a day, I ask myself constantly).

How did I not notice there was a distinct lack of thorns on this 'berberis'??? The mad thing is, I saw a beautiful standard cotinus on ebay and was about to buy it when I had one of those 'ding' moments- Mmmm, I thought, that looks terribly familiar in the enlarged pic............

14 Jul, 2010

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