The brief was to remove the lawn and derelict shed and replace with plenty of planting and somewhere to sit at the sunny end of the garden.
The paving is a mixture of square setts forming the main paths through the garden with some brick detail and rough surfaced pavers to provide a non-slip surface to the terrace at the sunny end of the garden by the summer house. The raised edges provide a neat finish to the beds and prevent soil spilling out onto the path. The area by the house is in shade for most of the day and the plant choice reflects that.
The beds at the sunnier end are planted with herbaceous perennials in yellows and oranges on one side of the garden and blues and pinks with white on the other. Roses climb the arch.
An urn on a plinth makes a focal point through the arch from the end of the garden while a poem written and inscribed onto a slate by a friend of the owner has been hung on the wall. The owner’s grand daughter has painted a mural on the solid metal back gate. The summer house and arch are painted the same colour which is a contrast to the darker green of the fence.
The photos show it from start to finish and a year after completion and illustrate how quickly the plants have grown and filled out.
The planting was not done as from a plan but I went shopping with the owner and we chose plants together which I then planted for her.