My take on garden design is all about getting the structure and bones of the garden right before even thinking about the plants…
However, the last bed I have just planted is all about using the plants, themselves, in a sculptural, structural way. I love the thought of tightly clipped forms (in this case Buxus sempervirens balls) with other plant forms coming together to flow through the geometric forms – here using Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum‘ and Hebe ‘Sutherlandii‘. I chose these plants after I visited the nursery and physically placed the plants next to each other which I find a really useful way of choosing plants.
The Mood board for the bed
Here is the result just after planting (as the light was fading) – really looking forward to photographing with a light frost and with the morning light in the spring. I have a feeling the clients might get used to seeing me skulking round the garden taking photographs over the next couple of years!
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