Day 10 – Setting out the garden begins!

The garden really began to take shape today, with hedges completed and the beds prepared for planting.  The wildflower turf was laid in most of the beds, and it is proving to be a wonderful complement to the surrounding planting.  The day was occupied mostly with setting out the plants into their (somewhat) final composition, and with much shifting and adjusting, and the very helpful perspectives of the whole team, we managed to achieve a layout we were happy with!

We’ve created a beautiful juxtaposition between the controlled layout of the perennials and the relaxed and more randomly scattered planting matrix existing in the meadow.  The colour scheme is also proving to be a brilliant contrast/complement situation.  The meadow contains a fair amount of yellow, while the perennial planting is  more subdued palette of lavenders, blues and pinks, with green foliage to offset the tones in the planting.

The first of the wildflower turf is laid

The planting design is taking shape

Meadow close-up, and check out the tree shadow!

A much-needed drink

View from the front left of the garden- best view for the ‘designed’ planting

Meadow close-up, looking along the garden

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Jason Rising

Gardener at Self Employed
I am a professional gardener around the Manchester area, including landscaping and simple odd plant jobs. Keeping your garden in tip top condition!
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Author: Jason Rising

I am a professional gardener around the Manchester area, including landscaping and simple odd plant jobs. Keeping your garden in tip top condition!

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