A medium-sized garden where flowers are important to the gardener either for pleasure or to assist in attracting pollinators for fruit and vegetable production. It can be a happy mix of both natives and exotics and colour themed using blues and whites as this particular picture shows.There is room for a family lawn,shade trees, outdoor seating and BBQ space. The structural bones of the garden are provided by the trees of Prunus Shirotae and the gorgeous Cornus Eddies White Wonder. Beneath the tree layer the Camellia and the Hydrangea provide bulk below, which are the easiest of flowering perennials and give pretty softness. Roses are an option - Winchester is one possibility from hundreds - but is an easy repeat-flowering, heavily scented David Austen variety. The Carex and Liriopes make for great textural differences around paved areas remaining tidy all year round. This is a looser style of planting yet maintains the contemporary aesthetic of the home if the garden layout mirrors the dimensions of the house, outdoor decks and paved areas. The garden could be completely private behind hedges of the dark green Prunus Lusitanica, while spaces within the garden could be outlined and contained with the smaller flowering Viburnum Eve Price. This garden is for the garden lover - someone who enjoys flowers, seasonal changes and doesn't mind regular weeding and trimming.
Plants and Plant Spacing:
Perovskia Blue Spire 1m
Gaura Sparkle White 70 cm
Lavender Arabian Knight 60 cm
Agapanthus Blue Mountain 60 cm
Scabiosa Fama White 50 cm
Geranium Johnson's Blue 50 cm
Carex Everest 50 cm
Liriope Monroes’s White 50 cm
Rose Winchester 1.5m apart
Prunus Lusitanica Hedge 70 cm - 1m
Viburnum Eve Price 60cm
Hydrangea Limelight 1.5m
Camellia Setsugekka 1.5m
Prunus Shirotae 4m
Cornus Eddie's Wfhite Wonder 3m
Foliage Colour: Greens and White
Flower Colour: Whites and blues
Uses: While still a contemporary garden the choices and mixes of plant varieties give a softer overview and will complement any style of home.
This is also known as the African blue lily with deep violet-blue flowers. As with most Agapanthus, this one is also suitable for coastal conditions, hardy and tolerates frosts. Will grow in most types of soil and the mature plant can grow to a height of about 100cm and up to 75cm wide requiring little watering once established.
This hardy plant produces spikes of white flowers in late summer and autumn, followed by the black berries above grassy green foliage. Both drought and shade tolerant, this versatile plant can grow in full sun or moist sites just as easily. Use in mass as an under-story planting to specimen trees or shrubs, as a border planting, or for edging. Large areas covered with this plant lend a soothing effect to any landscape. Gets to a mature height of 30cms and a width of 40cms
Portuguese Laurel is a magnificent hedging plant. Is a glossy evergreen with small white flowers followed by red berries. A great choice if you are looking for a hedge to stay between 1 to 2 m in height. Very tough and grows in full sun to full shade, not a real fan of sitting to wet, so free draining soil is a must. Requires a trim twice a year, once in late spring and another early autumn. Plant them between 80cm to 1m apart. The closer you go the tighter the hedge and the faster you get it, but no need to go any closer than 80cms.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us.
Viburnum Davidii is a hardy evergreen that has white flowers with dark blue centers, healthy green leaves and compact form make it look fantastic mass planted. Very low maintenace and is suited to just about any soil condition. Height 1.5m Width 1.5m
An award winning Hydrangea with large conical flower heads that put on a magnificent display in summer-autumn. The flowers open to a fresh shade of chartreuse, then gradually turn cream and finally become a deep smoky shade of pink. Best in humus rich soil, sun or part shade. Deciduous.
Camellia setsugekka is one of the most popular Camellias for hedging. Has an abundance of large white flowers with yellow stamens appearing on the plant from early autumn to early winter. Establishes quickly. To achieve a tight hedge plant them between 80cm and 1m apart.
Masses of large white flowers cover this tree in spring. The lush green foliage turns to red with hues of pink in autumn. Position in a sunny spot in moist well drained soil. Use as a specimen, as a backdrop or plant in groups. Hardy. Deciduous. 4m x3m.