Monthly Archives: April 2015

A show garden in the making

Our clients have lived in their house in the delightful village of Ewelme for nearly 20 years. Their back garden overlooks the watercress beds while the front is on the main road through the village. Both enjoy spending time in their garden, but felt the front, in particular, was ready for a refresh and a new look. They needed to strike a balance between having enough parking for their two cars while creating a space where they could share a drink with friends and family or just sit and watch the world go by. As keen gardeners, they also wanted a variety of plants that would create interest and impact all year round.

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Garden Tips for May

Personally, I think that May is one of the best months in the garden. As magnolia and cherry blossom begin to fade, wisteria, rhododendrons, poppies and foxgloves all start to take centre stage. As this year’s new foliage starts to appear, we’re treated to a burst of sharp acid green that creates a vibrant backdrop to the emerging flowering plants. Herbaceous plants almost seem to be growing in front of your very eyes and any water in the garden – from streams to ponds to patio pots – begins to team with life.

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