When I moved into my house the front garden was a typical 70's design - that of lawn with a brick circle in the middle filled ... Read More
When I moved into my house the front garden was a typical 70's design - that of lawn with a brick circle in the middle filled with pansies! Not my cup of tea and not a great advert for my business. I love modern design but I also love plants so it all had to go!
This design is based on a strong geometric framework using the sleepers, the circle and the two long rectangles of box (not clearly visible yet as they are still growing). This is interplanted with drifts of my favourite perennials and grasses. The result is a front garden that continually gives interest no matter the time of year and constantly draws admiring glances and comments. This is despite some of the neighbours initial bemused looks as I pulled up the lawn. Not only does it look great, I spend far less time looking after this than I would if it had still been lawn and I'd had to mow, weed, feed etc. and the butterflies and bees love it. There are literally hundreds of bees in the garden throughout the summer.