Thursday, 30 May 2019

Gorgeous Planting in Wadebridge

These lovely plants have been chosen for a front garden planting scheme in Wadebridge and are just waiting to be planted up....


A mix of grasses, perennials and evergreens...


The striking blue of scilla with stipa in the background...


A lovely combination of knautia and sisyrinchum...


This pretty white and blue cornflower really stands out...


And libertia will provide a real focal point.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Designs and Planting Plans for Garden near Falmouth


Designs and planting plans for two side-by-side front gardens.  
One garden is quite formal to suit the style of the house, and the other is designed to create swathes of planting enclosing small seating spaces.

The pathways and seating circles are designed to be in granite setts.  The planting in both is a mix of perennials and grasses with a framework of shrubs.



This plan for the sloping 'field garden' sets out ideas for planting, seating areas, a summer house, and pathways through the garden to the new pond.


This is the plan for the formal walled garden adjacent to the main house. 


Photos of the finished gardens to follow soon...

New Planting Plans

Planting Plans for a sunny garden at Pendoggett.  
A mix of redesigning the planting for existing borders and creating brand new borders as well.



Friday, 1 February 2019

Garden Diary, January 2019, Before the Snow!

The late January sun brought these lovelies into bloom...


 

 
 
 

 
A sleeping, winter sunbathing beauty...

 

 
Aeonium and succulents soaking up winter rays...

 
Winter Jasmin flowers...

 
Trailing Rosemary in bloom...

 
Looking forward to spring proper now...

St Merryn Village Garden

The clients of this new-build cottage wanted a design for a low maintenance garden with lots of seating space.  The design divides the garden into different areas or 'rooms' with blocks of lawn, slate paving, and gravel.  Borders run around the garden providing planting that will clothe and soften the fence. 

 
A pergola with climbers will run across the garden, giving some height interest and reinforcing the division of the areas.

 
 
 
The contemporary planting includes palms, agapanthus and grasses.

 
More images later in the year to show how the plants have filled out and established...

Talland Bay Design

A new design for a garden overlooking Talland Bay, near Polperro. 
Stone built walls, granite sett circles, paths with flowing lines, and planting to reflect the coastal setting and character of the house.

 
The landscaping will start later in the year.

 

Country Garden, St Ives

This new-build back garden in the countryside outside St Ives was laid to scrubby lawn by the builders with just a rectangle of paving slabs.
 The client's design brief was for a very low maintenance garden to 'potter' in, and a pretty garden to sit in.  
 
 
 
Borders run around the garden with planting beds in the centre which - when the planting has established - will fill the garden with colour and interest and be easy to access and maintain.

 
The slope to rear of the garden will be tackled at a later date.

 
The paving provides lots of seating and 'pottering' space.