Shady Town Garden
We agreed upon a tasteful green, purple and white scheme with year round interest. We improved the soil with sacks of organic matter dug through the soil and incorporated a slow release fertiliser to give the new plants a good start.
I planted groups of ferns, purple Heucheras, Alchemilla, Hellebores, Gillenia, Actaea and white Digitalis (Foxgloves) diagonally across the garden to create expansive triangles and to give a sense of rhythm. I also repeated three purple Acers in silver tubs as features.
I turned the disused children’s tree house into a platform for an interesting collection of pots when viewed from below looking up through the foliage, and giving a height interest from the patio.
This garden was open under the National Gardens Scheme in 2017 and will also be open in 2018..