Relaxed planting creates a timeless cottage feel. Private garden, Cambridgeshire
Salvia, Plectranthus, Amaranthus and Dahlias
Planting at peak in August.
Italian Garden, Easton Lodge
This project aimed to to provide a high impact display in one season, within a historic context, and contains many references to original planting.
Topiary and geometric forms.
Box spirals and cones with mixed planting. Front garden to a country house.
Newly planted herbaceous border
Same border one year on, viewed in other direction.
Combination of bright red and silver.
This border settles down into pastel and muted colours once the tulips are over. The small tree is an Amelanchier.
Orange & silver cottage planting
Aster 'Little Carlow'
One of my favourite plants for late summer
Italian Garden, Easton Lodge
New planting in the sun
Plectranthus and various Salvias in mid-October
Planting still lush in mid-October
Easton Lodge planting in late afternoon sun
One month after planting.
Circular woodland area
Japanese maples with shade underplanting.
A retreat at back of the garden
View from the back
Long grass & willow structure
Informal path through new trees
Long grass & flower meadow
maintaining interest in autumn & winter
Living willow spiral structure
Newly shaped borders ready for planting
The same border one year on
Late spring border
The soft colours here give way to bold colours as the season progresses
Colour and interest in mid-November
Naturalising in grass
My own garden in June
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