One of our favourite spring perennials is Dicentra spectabilis commonly known as Bleeding Heart. It thrives in a semi shady spot but can thrive in full sun as long as the soil stays moist. It can work well either front or mid border. The unusual flowers stand out in the garden and stay around during the whole spring and into the summer.
For those who don’t want the vibrant pink flowers the white cultivar Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ is well worth considering.
This garden swept around two sides of a house in St Mellons, Cardiff. A new conservatory had been added to the house and the client wanted a total reworking of the garden. We designed a sequence of crescent shaped curved layers to provide a set of flowing forms around the house.
A patio sighted for the late afternoon and early evening sunshine was raised to catch the last rays of the sun and adjacent was a small wildlife pond with an integrated and lit cascade.
We grow a number of plants in small quantities to use in our clients gardens (and our own too!). Mainly we grow varieties that are difficult to get from suppliers or that you can only get at certain times of the year. This means that we can plant them as part of a project even if they are not in season
We also buy and pot up plants that are only available at certain times (e.g. Snowdrops) so that we can include them in clients planting schemes any time during the year. We do this as part of our Planting Projects as well as part of our Seasonal Maintenance Services
This gently curving design for a large suburban garden in St Mellons near Cardiff worked really well. Originally a single space we created a garden with multiple sunny and shady spaces, making the most of the mature specimens that were already in the garden.
This is a steeply sloping, wide but shallow front garden that we planted last year. Originally turfed and a nightmare to maintain it was a typical new build garden. Poor soil and grass that was struggling. We renewed the soil and stripped off the turf. Then we used new FSC timber sleepers to create mini-tiers. We chose an Amelanchier candanensis as a feature tree against the bare two storey brick wall. It’s a great small tree with lovely blossom as you can see from the pictures, and even better autumn colour.
The rest of the site was planted with a mix of shrubs and herbaceous perennials to give year round interest. Mixed green and blue slate of different grades were used as a deep mulch.
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