The client wished to beautify the garden. The existing planting had been planted by the previous owner, a property developer. Clearance & minor landscaping modifications (by Steve Ferris Landscapes) provided a near blank canvas for a Planting Design. Working round the retained mature purple acers, trained apple tree and cherry, we worked on a planting scheme to reflect the client’s love for curved and rounded shapes as well as roses. The repeated box balls create a rhythm round the garden and structure for winter. Some of the planting has given considerable impact in the first year. Others will take another 2-3 years to pack their punch. The challenge with this garden is the existing steep level change from house to garden and how this was viewed from within the home. Also the dominance of the existing boundary fences, which over time will be softened with plants.
“Finally some lovely spring weather to sit in and admire the garden. Andy and me had a cuppa, sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the corner of the garden yesterday and were able to really appreciate both the view of the moor and what ‘we’ve’ achieved between us … job well done I think we can say.”
Thanks to Noel Kingsbury’s blog post I’ve discovered the sad news of the passing of Nori Pope. Although I never had the pleasure of listening or talking to him, I did have the opportunity to visit his and Sandra’s garden […]