A calm and restful planting scheme from a recent project in Cork, using pink David Austin Roses, Nepeta, (Catmint), Lavandula (Lavender), Hydrangea Annabelle, Lupins and Alliums for colour and Heuchera, Acer, Ornamnetal grasses, Stipa and Calmagrostis for foliage colour and texture. Buxus (Box) hedging and topiary balls add some weight and structure to the planting plan.
A simple and un-fussy planting plan creates and elegant and colourful soft landscape at this garden in Douglas, Cork.
Pink David Austin Roses, Nepeta, (Catmint), Lavandula (Lavender), Grevillea, Digitalis (Foxglowes) and Alliums are used for flower colour.
Different varieties of Heuchera, Acer, Ornamnetal grasses, Hakonechloa, Stipa and Calmagrostis for foliage colour and texture. Buxus (Box) topiary balls along with some garden features such as ornamental urns and pots add some weight and structure to the planting plan.
A classic garden design brought to life with an elegant and simple planting plan.Traditional Buxus (Box) hedging and topiary balls add timeless elegance to this garden of many parts.
Egyptian Limestone has been used for my hard landscaping elements and this is softened by using plenty of different shades of green along with various foliage textures.
A mass planting of Hydrangea Annabelle is punctuated by three multi stem Osmanthus fortuneii and bound together by a Euonymus hedge as an alternative to Buxus.
Another area of this garden is brought to life with a planting of mixed herbaceous perennials, such as Lupin Manhattan Lights, Verbena bonariensis, Aquilegia, Salvia Carradonna and Rudbeckia Goldstrum. This planting scheme is interplanted with Buxus balls, Stipa Ponytails and Heuchera Berry Smoothie
This is a garden of many parts.
It's in a coastal location on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and thus you can see we fitted a glass wall behind the Agapanthus to shelter the seating area inside this raised bed.
A sunken bed filled with Lavandula Munstead creates a dreamlike effect when in full flower and another area contains more cottage garden favourites such as Verbena bonariensis, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Verbenas and Alliums creating a visual treat but also supporting the pollinators and promoting biodiversity in general
There is also a kitchen garden and scree area in this garden and pots are used to great effect planted with seasonal interest such as the Tulips in the pictures