From long sweeping Factory Sales Bathroom Shower Encryption Hoses Encryption Hoses hedges and huge clumps of bamboos, to formal topiary and exotic greens in the form of tree ferns and palms. Indeed, if past trends are anything to go by next year the fashion will be for much brighter sunnier colours.Foliage is the new fashion for 2008 in gardens. This year gardening fashion has gone green in more ways than one. Maybe it\u0092s a natural progression from an emphasis on the environment and waterwise planting but I have to say for me it feels a bit cold. So how can we get ahead and plant next year\u0092s fashionable garden?One of my favourite colour combinations is to use blues, purples, yellows and whites. For some height in your border try mixing together Verbena bonariensis and Veronicastrum \u0093Apollo\u0094. Then mix in some of the Verbascums like Verbascum \u0091Gainsborough and Anthemis tinctoria \u0093E C Buxton\u0094.If you were lucky enough to visit the Chelsea Flower Show in May you may, like me, have felt something was missing. For a relaxed Mediterranean feel try mixing aromatics like Lavender, Salvia and Rosemary with flowering shrubs like Teucrium, the rock roses Cistus and Helianthemum and a great favourite of mine Perovskia atriplicifolia \u0093Blue Spire\u0094The important thing for us is that we don\u0092t have to follow fashion in our own spaces. This mix of plants will give you a really long summer of colours from May through to late September and many of these plants look great with frost on their dying leaves in the autumn so you have an excuse not to tidy up until the end of the year!Hotter colours had a brief showing as fashionable plants back in 2007 but if you have a very sunny spot they are a great year in year out solution to fight against the sun and give your garden a wow factor. Walking past all those great show gardens designed by some of the best garden designers you\u0092ll have wondered where all the colours had gone. I think it\u0092s a lot like Dahlias in that we associate these plants with our grandparents and allotments but maybe if we really are all getting allotments again then maybe these great plants will make a comeback. You could look at winter Hamamellis in yellows and reds, great autumn colours like the leaves of Hydrangea quercifolia and all those spring bulbs. Many daisy type flowers can provide late summer interest and the best for impact and height must be Rudbeckia fulgida \u0093Goldsturm\u0094 other varieties might reach higher but this one is a must for a hot corner. And then there are the Heleniums and another favourite of mine Kniphofia the red hot poker which I persuade very few people to have in their gardens. And for some excellent groundcover try Phlomis russelina, the day lily Hemerocallis and Lysamachia punctata. Once again, Hemerocallis is a good plant for long lasting displays, choose the hot varieties like \u0093Scarlet Orbit\u0094, \u0093Golden Chimes\u0094 and \u0093Stafford\u0094. Crocosmia is another easy hot perennial which requires no maintenance apart from a tidy in the autumn. The fashionable garden is understated and concentrates on form and texture. A border full of these colours will certainly bring a smile to your face during the economic gloom!There\u0092s over a thousand different varieties of plants in just these few species I\u0092ve mentioned above so there\u0092s no reason why you can\u0092t get down to the garden centre of your local nursery and pick out a colour combination that works for you. A sophisticated green and white scheme can look great in a formal city garden but I\u0092d like a little more oomph in the my planting even if its only a field of blues and cool yellows. In fact there were only a handful of gardens that seemed to overflow with colour whilst the majority concentrated on the singular use of green foliage with the occasional elegant use of white. Get a trolley and play around with the plants, just remember garden centres tend to stock what\u0092s hot that month so if you want a year round splash of colour you\u0092ll need to spend a little more time researching winter, autumn and spring colours.Whatever you do now will reward with great colours next year and you never know, you might be really fashionable for a season?