web-planting-up-day-11-4-15-2This front garden was in need of some further development and we began by removing a crumbling front wall and an old privet hedge to allow for the planting of a copper beech hedge framed with lavender.

The large sweeping border was full of debris and long lived plants that knew it was time to be replaced by a younger generation of plants stock.

In discussion with my clients I created a planting plan that brought new interest across the seasons, using herbaceous perennials, shrubs, bulbs, evergreens, climbers and roses.

Warm autumnal tones were incorporated into the planting plan to compliment an existing mature Acer ‘Bloodgood’ planted within the centre of the lawn.

Plant List


Allium giganteum
Camassia quamash

Herbaceous Perennials

Geranium phaeum
Ligularia ‘The Rocket’
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’

Cotinus ‘Grace’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’
Hydrangea quercifolia
Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’
Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’


Clematis anshunensis ‘Winter Beauty’ (climber)
Escallonia ‘Donard Seedling’
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Wrinkled Blue’

Clematis alpina ‘Jacqueline du Pre’
Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’
Jasminum x stephanense
Trachelospermum jasminoides (evergreen)

Feature Tree

Prunus pendula ‘Pendula Rubra’


Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea