I have been hard at work in our garden cutting new borders and reshaping the lawn, levelling out the soil and weeding ready to plant up new borders that currently contain only one plant! But I also have other borders that have flowers and plants in from when we bought the house. So I have been doing my homework on what they are and whether I can divide any of them up to help me fill my new borders. One such flower is the Centaurea Montana which is a perennial cornflower. Violet-blue flowers are carried on stiff stems above a spreading clump of long, silvery leaves. They are as tough as boots and easy to grow in a well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. They don't need much care except removing stems and leaves when they die back to encourage more flowers and leaves. They can be divided in Spring or Autumn and if the plant is dug up a new plant can eventually regenerate from small pieces of root left in the soil.
The colour of the flowers are perfect to match my colour palette and as I am going for a Country Cottage style garden that makes thems double perfect! Looks like I might have found a plant to help me fill my new borders!