Sherfield English, Near Romsey
My clients wanted to change the front garden from an ordinary lawned area into something pretty and joyful that would evoke a rural cottage feel.
The design focuses around two circular lawns, one either side of the front door.
The planting shown in the image gets more sun than the other side which has wetter ground conditions and much more in the shade. The challenge was to ensure that there was cohesion to both sides of the garden despite them having different requirements.
The Garden Oozes Charm & Colour
Eustace Vye shrub roses with lavender and clipped topiary
Agastache Black Adder billows against the wall. It flowers all summer long in pale blue and the leaves are aromatic too.
All in the detail
Here are some details of the plants
Spires of Salvia Caradonna surge upwards
White and green planting brightening the damp corner.
How we Developed the Garden
Co-ordinated colour scheme
Tones of pink are the mainstay colours. Here, Lavender Miss Katherine
are going in
The topiary cones are positioned grounding the scheme with structure
We used Digitalis Ruby Glow with roses, verbascums and penstemons
Discussing the possibilities
Planning for a summer garden starts in early Spring