Raised beds – a welcome at the door

A gorgeous Cambridgeshire pub – the Red Lion at Whittlesford. The interior is without doubt  comfortable and welcoming, with lovely coffee – but it was the exterior with the raised bed planting that caught the eye of the bee.  We love this because the planting frames the doorway so beautifully. The pub is almost directly on the street, so the raised beds are an inspirational way to create a garden where there isn’t one.  It’s only a little picture, but the “garden” is mainly evergreen, using what we think is cream-edged Hosta undulate var. albomarginata as a focal point with variegated ivy, which could well be Hedera helix ‘Glacier’, and simple chives. A lovely blend of colour and contrasting foliage. Shame you have to have a fire exit sign!