NEWHORIZON gardens were contracted to re-invigorate the planting in a series of beds and borders surrounding a modernised cottage. The existing planting was predominantly shrub based and lacked variety in form and texture. A second weakness of the scheme was a shortage of colour later in the season.
The new planting scheme increases both flower and foliage colour through the use of herbaceous plants. Grasses and ferns are used for the form and texture of their foliage.
The formality and strong structure of the garden due to the walls and the dominance of shrubs is softened by the new planting scheme.
A naturalistic style of planting in beds underneath trees will provide a further contrast with the strong lines of the walls of the raised beds.