The Leightons, Neston, Wirral, Cheshire
Paula and Tony spoke to me at RHS Tatton Flower show at my show garden, which they loved for my planting style. By the end of the following week we had established a good client-garden designer relationship and agreed to divide their garden design requirements into several phases for budget and time reasons. Phase I includes design and planting of a very large raised sandstone wall at the front of their property, and a very deep herbaceous border at the rear of the house. The sandstone wall has recently been completed and they are delighted with the results.
The sandstone wall planted in a ‘contemporary meets prairie’ style. Plants were selected to complement the colours of the sandstone, and for their suitability to an exposed site. Although the majority of these plants are mature, some plants are small so not yet visible, as is the case for the 150 allium bulbs within the scheme. These plants will ensure year round interest but require very little maintenance.
More planting and design for Phase I coming soon.....
My clients Mal and Terry had acquired a large piece of land at the bottom of their existing garden. After removing some old diseased trees and hedges (and two old septic tanks!), they were faced with a daunting expanse of mud.
We agreed the layout of the new garden and firstly made the path. This deep border was the first part of the garden to be planted. The soil is heavy so we incorporated plenty of grit. This photograph was taken one year after planting, and shows the persicaria, gaura and Kaffir lilies romping away!
More of this garden to follow...
Sleep Well show garden is donated and to be rebuilt at Wirral Autism Together, Bromborough Pool Garden Centre
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 18-22 July 2018
1. Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’
2. Santolina chamaecyparissus
3. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
4. Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’
5. Sanguisorba ‘Tanna’
6. Agastache ‘Black Adder’
7. Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
8. Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’
9. Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’
10. Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum ‘Orchard Dene’
11. Salvia ‘Amistad’
12. Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’
13. Verbena bonariensis
14. Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’
15. Verbena officinalis
16. Ipomea ‘Bright Ideas’
[1- 3] Paramount Plants (mail order)
 Crocus (mail order)
[5- 13] Dovecote Nurseries, Burton, Wirral
 Sarah Raven (mail order)
 Norfolk Herbs
 Goredale Garden Centre, Wirral
TRUG creates kitchen and ornamental gardens for clients in Wirral, Cheshire and the North West. We aim to make you fall in love with your garden, using appropriate plants and protecting wildlife wherever possible. We create individual designs and planting plans for ornamental and kitchen gardens and offer a friendly advice and aftercare service to ensure you get the most out of your garden.
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