I have been working on this beautiful old garden for about four years with the help of an assistant and landscaper colleagues. It continues to be a pleasure and I still get excited every time I enter the garden to see what's happening at most times in the year. Many new borders were created with emphasis on perennial flowers, a new large flagstone patio to the rear of the house, a second reclaimed brick patio at the end of the garden near an existing old shed. New reclaimed sandstone raised beds tie in with old ones in the front and back. The shed was covered in a new layer of white weatherboarding to tie in with the house (white, pictures to come still). Many new climbers (roses, clematis, jasmine) were planted against new areas of fencing and new trellis supports. A small bay tree was reduced into a large ball, evergreens were clipped into shape, and many new plants were planted into newly dug over borders, and additions made to existing beds. It's a delight and a challenge to maintain a level of interest throughout the year. The backbone structure of evergreens and some deciduous trees, shrubs give interest through winter, giving way to a variety of spring colour (perennials, bulbs), which then builds to an early summer crescendo of oxeye daisies, cirsiums, lupins, alliums, foxgloves, hesperis, nepeta, roses etc in a limited palette of whites, soft blues, pinks, purples and crimsons. Through summer, we enjoy echinacea, agastache, cosmos, crinum, crocosmias, fuchsias, roses, malvas, verbenas, and various annuals, etc . A bold display of asters and helianthus (the yellows arrive) continue this into autumn with ongoing colour from roses, dahlias, salvias (reds) and some annuals. The final stage will hopefully see a new centralised footpath, water feature, and new raised bed and many new plants.
Project Date: ongoing
Project Price: £10,000 – £49,999
Client : "Joe has taken an overgrown and rundown garden and transformed it. Work has included laying a new patio and planning and planting new flowers beds. I am delighted with the result."