Using coleus as mass plantings as you would annual flowers. Shade garden. Colorful foliage - burnt orange, vivid magenta, lime green, deep burgundy & chartreuse.
How to Prune Lavender - never prune in fall or winter and never cut back to the ground. Prune in spring and early summer after first leaf buds emerge to cut out dead wood and then prune again just after flowers fade - deadhead and shape plants then, leave at least 3 - 5 leaf nods below each flower spike, when shaping, leave at least 5 obvious nodes above the ground where new growth can emerge
Pleaching or plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. This technique is a kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. Sir Walter Scott brought the technique back to popularity in England when he described such a fence in The Fortunes of Nigel.