Monday, 6 July 2015

i love my job !

I've been out in the last few weeks taking more photos of our gardens, its easy to see why I love my job, I hope you can see this in my excitement and passion delivered in my images, designs and blogs.

Planting combinations are very important, here we have mixed our favourite Rose of the Year, Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' mixed with Panicum (ornamental grass) and underplanted with Erigeron, enclosed within a large border of taxus baccata (yew) that skirts a driveway entrance.

Keep dead heading all summer and reap the rewards. Our greencube maintenance gardener Gemma looks after this garden in Sevenoaks.

A modern and traditional palette of plants to tie in with the 'old coach house' dating back to 1836 with a 21st century spin.

Here we have mounted pots on top of old coach house brick platforms and installed statuesque obelisks.

We have also placed a copy Lutyens bench which was designed at the same time as the property was built. Sir Edwin Lutyens an architect and designer of furniture, a little bit of history to look back at, we have painted the bench in the same farrow and ball colour - Teresa's green, the bench sits within a border now full of Allium christophii, Hydrangea, Papaver 'Patsy's Plum' and Salvia 'Caradonna'.

 Close up view of the mop head flowers of the Hydrangea, rich in colour.

Papaver - just about to open.

Greencube delivered the design, planting and maintenance, also managing the planning application and project monitoring throughout.

Langdale Landscapes did a fab job on all the hardscapes.

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are beautiful! I am always interested to see how other people chose their plants and arrange their gardens. These pictures are proof that you are certainly reaping the benefits of a lot of heard work. The way the plants are positioned definitely add a lot of character to their surrounding.

    Natacha Davies @ Acer Landscape Services