The clients requested a cottage style garden with easy to manage plants, a low maintenance gravelled area and a summerhouse constructed to relax in and to enjoy aspects of the garden from.
A pale colour scheme for the planting was requested, contrasted with deep burgundy for dramatic effect, provided by Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ and Sedum ’Jose Aubergine’.
Natural wooden obelisks trained with perennial and annual sweet peas, Clematis and Solanum laxus ‘Album’ were positioned in three of the flower beds, creating height in the planting scheme.
A heavily fragranced herb bed was positioned to the right of the summerhouse – to the left a raised bed constructed from sleepers provides adequate growing space for vegetables and fruit.
An oil fuel tank was obscured by three wooden trellis panels, trained with the reliable, climbing Rosa ‘Iceberg’.
Old favourite cottage garden plants like Erigeron karvinskianus, Lupinus, Delphiniums are nestled amongst contemporary plants such as Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ and Phlomis italica.
A low growing County Rose hedge divides the cottage garden from the lawn area.
Cotswold Stone Gravel adds light and space to the garden.