Top corner of the Jelly Bean Border
The top corner of the Jelly Bean Border used to be filled by a dark red-brown and bronze New Zealand flax. Chamomile daisies have self-seeded in front, and they're still alive and well. The effect of these contrasting textures was very appealing.
Alas - the big bronze flax was flattened in a snow storm and had to be dug out. Such a pity - in summer it used to combine so well with the yellow Graham Thomas roses and the daisies beneath - the effect was a bit of colour magic. I've since replanted a smaller flax, but it doesn't have the rich bronze tones.
The self-sown knee-high perennial daisies underneath have fresh clear lime green leaves, and will regrow after being cut back. They'll last for many years. I've always called them Chamomile daisies. They always turn up by the hundreds in my home-made compost, too. Nice work!