A maroon sweet williamStill, in keeping with the relaxed sitting area, ?the progression through the spectrum is not followed rigidly,? says Deacon. ?Some intermingling offers echoes of the previous section or premonitions of the next.?

For the adjacent and almost as colourful Kitchen Garden, which forms a pleasing segue into the Colour Wheel, Deacon chose herbs and vegetables primarily for their ornamental value (purple cabbage, ornamental kale, sea kale and bronze fennel). Here, too, the evergreens provide strong winter interest.

A maroon sweet william