Our Guide to Planting
As a garden design company, we usually prepare a planting plan. For us to do this, you would need to think through the types of plants you would like. Do you like lots of textures and different greens? Would you want more architectural plants, like palms and acers, or do you prefer more colourful country-cottage-type borders?
It is possible to amalgamate different planting styles. We often recommend using 75% evergreen plants, enabling us to screen fences, and 25% flowers in blue, white and purple, with maybe one variety in a subtle red. This provides a garden with form all year round and a blaze of colour in the summer. Vivid gardens can look a little too bright, and a successful garden design is one that allows the eye to slowly move through it, considering the different lines and textures. A vivid garden does not allow the eye to do that as each area fights for your attention.
One thing to bear in mind is the amount of maintenance you are prepared to carry out in the garden, as flowers do require a little more work than shrubs.