Client: Cathy Location: Brockley Date: June and October 2007 Collaborators: Assisted by Richie Kearon
Bird of paradise ‘Strelitzia Reginae’
Tree fern ‘Dicksonia Antartica’
Agapanthus ‘Blue Umbrella’
Musa basjoo thomasii
Japanese buckler fern ‘Dryopteris Erythrosora’
Banana ‘Musa Basjoo’
Birds nest fern ‘Asplenium Scolopendrium’
Winter additions front and rear
Narcissi ‘Tete a tete’
Cyclamen – Red flowering cultivar
Client: Cathy Date: June and October 2007 Location: Brockley Collaborators: Assisted by Richie Kearon
St. Lucia meets modern English country garden. Entirely new strong closed board fence with concave Chelsea trellis, slate patio and lawn edged by stock brick, green slate mulching to the side, and decorative bark to the rear. Patio pots with blueberry ‘Sunshine Blue’ within reach.
The garden after design and implementation
A surprisingly low maintenance rear garden. The main challenge has been thinning out and cutting back the Banana plants every so often. Two have flowered and fruited and one has definitely benefitted by being close to the house boiler flue – it’s a whopper.
After design, build and planting
The front garden was improved with the addition of a sequoia wall topper. Reclaim timber cut, oiled and fitted atop a reconditioned London stock brick wall as an informal way to define a boundary. Raised bed with a variety of ferns as under planting to a banana. Area mulched with decorative bark and a slate paved path with green slate mulch alongside to finish.