This was the perfect muddy mess. For a garden designer the worst a garden is the better as the transformation is that more satisfying.
At first we thought to entirely plant up the area but my clients decided they wanted to keep maintenance and costs down and introduce some lawn. I think this was a great idea as the green, clean space and curvaceous beds brings out the delicate beauty of the plants
We used lots of bright, Mediterranean perennials in the front borders with more English shady loving plants as the beds receded to the back and the deeper areas of shade.
The front garden (see picture) is planted up with a single Amelanchier lemarkii with a whole swath of Sesleria grass underneath which will treble in size and sway in the wind like a Summer field.