Consider using alternatives to turf such as moss or ajuga, for a low-maintenance backyard. See more ideas here: www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/make-a-low-maintenance-backyard/?page=2?socsrc=bhgpin030713backyardtips
Peony border beside the pergola in the walled garden includes 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Dancing Butterflies' and 'Kansas'. Beaminster Manor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK
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hydrangea Limelight, Red Twig Dogwood, Hosta Francis Willis along with Nepeta and vinca- New Rochelle Entry Garden
chamaenerion augustifolium album
Love the Campanula on the risers, would also be beautiful with Sempervivum.
Pretty English border - love the cobalt blue irises
Just lovely English style garden..house covered in ivy..blue door...