The original long garden had to be broken up by raised beds to create a better arrangement; the rectangular beds are made of reclaimed bricks which go well with the square trellises around for climbers. We have reused the existing Indian sandstone paving slabs and created a stepping stone style path around the garden – they mix-match in size and give a funky playful feel when walking on them. There are espalier fruit trees next to the fence on the sunny side of the garden, and a Hydrangea border under the birch tree row on the other side. The rest of the planting is a full jumble of colourful perennial and self-seeding annuals.
“Creating a cottage style planting will please more than just your eyes; it is beneficial for wildlife as well. The large number of species will invite bees, butterflies and birds into your garden.”