This garden, which won’t come into it’s own until the end of summer, has just been planted.
But underneath the soil, tonnes of which we had to bring in when we took 10 skip loads of driveway rubble away, are planted little packets ready to burst open.
This garden design in West Sussex uses two Yew pyramids to sabilize the planting and bring symmetry to the lovely little cottage which has it’s own triangular pattern in the roof.
Around each Yew are planted 13 sumptuous fragrant roses. And then the planting plan design spreads out with Dahlias, Heleniums, Pennisetum grasses, Digitalis and Kniphofia – all ready to give a passionate, abundant red, yellow and orange planting colour scheme throughout the growing months.
Little annuals will be grown to fill in any gaps and cement the perennials together.
The aspect of garden design that is most important here is making sure when one plant has it’s spectacular flowering event another is ready to take it’s place when the previous show is over- a bit like when one TV show finishes the next show tries to capture your attention in case you turn off!