Many clients do not wish
to embark on a total garden re-design, but have beds
or specific areas of the garden that lend themselves
to reinterpretation purely through a planting plan.
A good planting plan takes into account
climate, outlook, soil type, and other environmental
factors as well as the client’s brief, and then
combines plants which are suited to the site and look
fantastic when put together.
This house in North Somerset has a drive
with a turning circle at its centre, which originally
consisted of rough-mown grass. The colourful planting
now transforms the space, giving a sense of arrival as
one drives up to the front of the house. There is interest
throughout the year, with a progression of different
flower colours from early spring until early winter,
and gentle movement from the grasses swaying in the breeze.
During the colder winter months, the outline of the grass
seed heads and the low clipped evergreen yew hedges provide
an element of interest and structure.