This garden suffered from many really harsh winters and neglect. We needed to simplify the planting to make it more colourful and low maintenance.
The soil needed a lot of improvement with manure and compost and the existing plants needed some professional attention.
The new planting scheme was to include pinks, purples contrasting with yellows and deep oranges to add a freshness to the existing foliage and flowers.
We created a new box parterre under planted with Penstemons which give colour from June through to November with regular deadheading. This adds repetition and continuity with the existing cottage style borders and layout.
The seating area is more welcoming with soft pinks and purples and scent from May through to August to include evergreen Jasmine.
The garden is now full with successional colour and winter structure.
The gallery below shows photos before and after the project. Please click on each one to see a larger picture.