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You’ve completed the hard landscaping.  Its time to think about the plants.  Here’s exeter landscapes planting guide.  Great versatile plants for stunning garden design exeter. Plants that you will want to use over and over again in your garden design.

 
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KEY PLANTS COLOUR ⋅ GARDENER EXETER

 

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Colour is important in any garden design.  Combined with the right textures and foliage.  It adds interest to a garden. Creating stunning planting Combinations.  Colour can vary from drifts of subtle shades, to full on hot colours.

 

Red ⋅ aster ⋅ canna ⋅ kniphothia ⋅ lily ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ helenium ⋅ poppy ⋅ sedum ⋅ gaura

Blue ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ allium ⋅ crocus ⋅ cyclamen ⋅ echinacea ⋅ lavender ⋅ iris ⋅ verbena

Yellow ⋅ achillea ⋅ kniphothia ⋅lily ⋅ sunflower ⋅ iris

White ⋅ achillea ⋅ anemones ⋅ foxglove ⋅ gaura geranium ⋅ astilbe ⋅ lily

Foliage  ⋅ hebe ⋅ hosta ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ phormium

 

 

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AUTUMN COLOUR

 

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©Exeter Landscapes ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ hosta ⋅ skimmia ⋅ garden designer ⋅ gardener exeter

 

Add Autumn interest.  Create an autumn Planting Scheme.  For your Garden Design Sidmouth.

 

Plants ⋅ interest ⋅ colour ⋅ pryacantha ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ aster ⋅ autumn crocus

Plants ⋅ structure ⋅ foliagemiscanthus ⋅ hosta ⋅ acer ⋅ skimmia

 

 

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KEY PLANTS FOCAL POINTS

 

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Create interest by  adding focal points.  A focal point leads the eye.  Making your garden look larger.  

 

Grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus ⋅ festuca ⋅ stipa ⋅ pennisetum.

Trees ⋅ magnolia ⋅ camellia ⋅ silver birch ⋅ photina ⋅ eucalyptus

Specimen trees ⋅ acer ⋅ beech columns ⋅ cloud trees ⋅ cypress ⋅ pleached trees ⋅ ½ standard olives ⋅ tree ferns

 

 

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KEY PLANTS SHRUBS ⋅ GARDEN DESIGNER  EXETER

 

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Shrubs form the backbone of any planting scheme.  Add contrast, with variegated foliage.  Create backdrop and highlight colours.  Compliment hot colours with dark foliage.  

 

Colour 1 ⋅ azelea* ⋅ buddleia ⋅ camellia ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ rhododendron ⋅ erygium

Colour 2 ⋅ hydrangea rhododendron* ⋅ skimmia

Traditional 1 ⋅ aucuba ⋅ bamboo ⋅ box hedging ⋅ buxus ⋅ chamerops ⋅ choisya ⋅ elaeagnus ⋅ escallonia

Traditional 2 ⋅ ligustrum ⋅ mahonia ⋅ pittosporum ⋅ fatsia ⋅ viburnum davidii

Contemporary ⋅ fatshedera ⋅ photina ⋅ hebe ⋅osmanthus ⋅ eucalyptus ⋅ pinus mugo ⋅ trachycarpus (palm)

Dark folliage ⋅ berberis ⋅ heuchera ⋅ phormium ⋅ pittosporum ‘tom thumb’ ⋅ smoke bush

 

 

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HEDGES ⋅ CLIMBERS ⋅ FERNS

 

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Create an outdoor room by enclosed an area.   Add climbers to mask walls or hide tired fencing.  Creating vertical greenery. 

 

Hedges ⋅ box hedging ⋅ photina hedging ⋅ copper beech hedging ⋅ yew hedging ⋅ choisysia

Climbers ⋅ clematis armandi ⋅ hedera ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ ivy ⋅ passion flower ⋅ trachelospermum ⋅ wisteria ⋅ hydrangea

Ferns ⋅ lady fern ⋅ buckler fern ⋅ harts tongue ⋅ shield ferns ⋅ lady fern ⋅ buckler fern ⋅ harts tongue

 

 

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EVERGREEN PLANTING ⋅ GARDEN DESIGNER EXETER

 

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Skimmia ⋅ magnolia ⋅ ferns ⋅ gardner exeter ⋅ garden designer

 

Colour ⋅ colour ⋅ camellia ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ rhododendron*

Trees ⋅ eucalyptus ⋅ magnolia

Foliage 1 ⋅ aucuba ⋅ berberis ⋅ buxus ⋅ choisysia ⋅ elaeagnus ⋅ escallonia ⋅ fatsia ⋅ hebe ⋅mahonia ⋅ osmanthus

Foliage 2 ⋅ pachysandra ⋅ phormium ⋅ photina ⋅ pittosporum ⋅ viburnum (some) ⋅ yucca ⋅ bamboo ⋅ chamerops (palm) trachycarpus (palm)

 

* Requires ericaceous compost.

 

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LOW MAINTENANCE  PLANTING 

 

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Tough and reliable plants for Low Maintenance Gardens.  Water plants well for the first year.  For healthy root developement. 

Grasses are great for a low maintenance garden.   Grasses need minimal maintenance.  Minimal watering Remember, they don’t like water-logged conditions.  Plant grasses in groups, add hot colours and enjoy.  Leave silver foliage for autumn interest.  Cut back early spring.

 

Red ⋅ echinops ⋅ helium

Blue ⋅ verbena ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ erygium ⋅ allium

Blue ⋅ kniphothia ⋅ rudbeckia

White ⋅ heuchera ⋅ hosta ⋅ hedge ⋅ photina

Grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus ⋅ festuca ⋅ stipa ⋅ pennisetum

Trees ⋅ acer ⋅ silver birch ⋅ magnolia ⋅ photina

Climbers ⋅ clematis ⋅ hydrangea

Shrubs ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ choisysia ⋅ elaeagnus ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ phormium ⋅ skimmia ⋅ hebe

Ferns ⋅ shield fern ⋅ lady fern ⋅ buckler fern ⋅ harts tongue

 

 

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WILDLIFE GARDENS PLANTING

 

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Add plants to encourage bees, ladybirds, butter flies and birds.

 

Blue ⋅ allium ⋅ echinacea ⋅ lavender ⋅ verbena

Yellow ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ sedum ⋅ sunflower ⋅ white ⋅ achillea ⋅ grasses ⋅ festuca

Trees ⋅ acer ⋅ silver birch ⋅ photina ⋅ climbers ⋅ hedera (ivy) ⋅ jasmine

Shrubs ⋅ buddleia ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ hebe ⋅ ligustrum ⋅ mahonia ⋅ skimmia ⋅ viburnum

 

 

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GROUND COVER PLANTING ⋅ GARDEN DESIGNER EXETER

 

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Hebe ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ mahonia ⋅ gardener exeter garden designer exeter

 

Add interest under trees.  Mask unsightly areas.  Reduce your weeding.   Ground cover creates a  low maintenance garden.  Once planted, ground cover spreads quickly. Add a weed proof membrane.  Plant ground cover plants.   Soften with gravel and bark.  

 

Folliage ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ hosta ⋅ sedum

Shrubs ⋅ azelea* ⋅ euonymus ⋅ hebe ⋅ mahonia ⋅ dwarf rhododendron ⋅ viburnum davidii

 

* Requires ericaceous compost.

 

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DRY SUNNY SITES PLANTING ⋅ GARDEN DESIGNER EXETER

 

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Great plants for dry sunny gardens.   Always water new plants.  Especially during dry hot spells.

 

Colour ⋅ folliage ⋅ achillea ⋅ echinops ⋅ erygium ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ sedum ⋅ verbena ⋅ hebe ⋅ lavender

Acer ⋅ holly ⋅ grasses ⋅ festuca ⋅ stipa ⋅ climbers ⋅ passion flower ⋅ trachelospermum ⋅ white jasmine

Shrubs 1 ⋅ trachycarpus (palm) ⋅ berberis ⋅ buxus ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ choisysia ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ elaeagnus

Shrubs 2 ⋅ euonymus ⋅ onsmanthus ⋅ phormium ⋅ pittosporum 

 

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 DRY SHADY SITES PLANTING

 

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Always try to improve your growing conditions.  Prune trees and shrubs.   Removing as much vegetation as possible.  Select shade tolerant plants.   Always water new plants.  Especially during hot dry spells.

 

Smaller plants ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ foxglove ⋅ euphorbia

Ferns ⋅ dryopteris ⋅ polystichum

Shrubs 1 ⋅ aucuba ⋅ box hedging ⋅ elaeagnus ⋅ euonymus ⋅ fatshedera ⋅ fatsia ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ osmanthus

Shrubs 2 ⋅ skimmia ⋅ yew ⋅ viburnum davidii

Climbers ⋅ ivy ⋅ hydrangea

Trees ⋅ cherry ⋅ apple

 

 

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MOIST SHADY SITES PLANTING ⋅ GARDENER EXETER

 

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 Rhododendron ⋅ pachysandra ⋅ rhododendron ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

Smaller plants ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ hosta ⋅ sedum ⋅ carex ⋅ mischanthus

Shrubs ⋅ fatsia ⋅ ligustrum ⋅ pachysandra ⋅ pieris ⋅ phormium ⋅ rhododendron

Trees ⋅ silver birch ⋅ ferns ⋅ dryopteris ⋅ woodwardia

 

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WET SOILS PLANTS ⋅ GARDENER EXETER

 

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Hosta ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ ferns ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

Versatile plants that will grow in wet soils.  Even in soils that remain wet throughout the summer.  Remember improving your soils drainage.  Will enable you to grow a wider range of plants.

 

Smaller plants ⋅  euphorbia ⋅ hosta

Grasses ⋅ carex (some) ⋅ bamboo fargesia

Shrubs ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ viburnum (some)

Trees ⋅ silver birch

Ferns ⋅ dryopteris

 

  

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WINDY SITES PLANTS ⋅ GARDENER EXETER

 

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Hardy tough plants for exposed sites.

 

Smaller plants ⋅ allium ⋅ lavender ⋅ phormium ⋅ echinacea ⋅ eryngium (sea holly) ⋅ euphorbia

Shrubs ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ elaeagnus ⋅ euonymus ⋅ hebe ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ mahonia ⋅ viburnum

Trees ⋅ acer ⋅ silver birch ⋅ eucalyptus

 

 

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CLAY SOILS  PLANTING

 

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Improve drainage by adding  soil and grit to planting holes.  Opt for plants that will thrive in clay soil.

 

Red ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ helenium

Blue ⋅ echinacea

Yellow ⋅ achillea

White ⋅ achillea ⋅ foxglove ⋅ hosta ⋅ hydrangea

Grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus

Trees ⋅ acer ⋅ silver birch  ⋅ magnolia.

Thrubs 1 ⋅ aucuba ⋅ azalea* ⋅ berberis ⋅ buddleja ⋅ choisya ⋅ euonymus

Shrubs 2 ⋅ ligustrum ⋅ mahonia ⋅ skimmia ⋅ viburnum davidii

Hedges ⋅ photina.

 

* Requires ericaceous compost.

 

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 ACID SOILS PLANTS ⋅ GARDENER EXETER

 

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Plants that thrive in acid soils.  Unsuitable for alkali soils.   Add ericaceous compost to planting area.

 

Plants colour ⋅ geranium ⋅ iris ⋅ lily

Trees ⋅ acer (some* )⋅ silver birch ⋅ magnolia.

Shrubs 1 ⋅ yew ⋅ azalea* ⋅ rhododendron* ⋅ cotinus ⋅ euonymus ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ magnolia ⋅ mahonia

Shrubs 2 ⋅ pachysandra (ground cover) ⋅ skimmia ⋅ viburnum ⋅ osmanthus.

Climbers ⋅ jasmine ⋅ wisteria.  

 

*Plants will only grow in acid soils.   Add ericaceous compost.

 

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CONTEMPORARY PLANTING COMBINATIONS 

 

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Carex ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅  pennisetium ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

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Modern italian ⋅ allium ⋅ olive ½ standard ⋅ hebe ⋅ phormium ‘baby bronze’

Modern white ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅ hosta ⋅ white foxglove ⋅ heuchera

Relaxed pairie ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ rubeckia ⋅ verbena ⋅ pennisetum grass ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ phormiums

Bladed colour ⋅ allium ⋅ achillea ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ heuchera ⋅ acer

Modern zen  ⋅ allium ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ carex ⋅ heuchera ⋅ miscanthus ⋅ acer

Contemporary pairie ⋅ echinacea ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ acer ⋅ carex grass ⋅ osmanthus ⋅ fatsia.

 

 

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Relaxed formal ⋅ allium ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ gaura ⋅ lavender ⋅ hebe ⋅ fatsia ⋅ box  ‘lollipop’ ⋅ beech columns

Modern tropical ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ helenium ⋅ hosta ⋅ acer ⋅ phormium tricolour ⋅ phormium ⋅  bronze ⋅  fatsia

Contemporary border ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ echinanea ⋅ carex grass ⋅ osmanthus ⋅ fatsia ⋅ acers

Pastel border ⋅ globe thistle ⋅ lavender ⋅ echinacae ⋅ hebe ⋅ erigion ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ olive ½ standard

Classic contemporary ⋅ white astilbe ⋅ heuchera ⋅ acer ⋅ shield ferns ⋅ viburnum davidii ⋅ silver birch

Colours contrast ⋅ echinacea ⋅ verbena ⋅ helenium ⋅ achillea white ⋅ erigon ⋅ heuchera ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ smoke bush

 

 

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Kniphothia ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

 

Colour grasses ⋅ achillea ⋅ echinacea ⋅ verbena ⋅ stipa ⋅ mischanthus

More grasses ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ helianthus ⋅ globe thistle ⋅ skimmia ⋅ japanese blood grass

More grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ festuca ⋅ stipa ⋅ miscanthus ⋅ beech hedging

Box italian ⋅ allium ⋅ erygium ⋅ lavender ⋅ skimmia ⋅ pittosporum ⋅ box hedging ⋅ olive ½ standard

Box colour ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ yellow tulips box pyramid ⋅ fatsia ⋅ acuba

Hot dry ⋅ lander ⋅ verbena ⋅ hebe ⋅ globe thistle ⋅ stipa box balls

Ground cover ⋅ allium ⋅ poppy ⋅ hosta green ⋅ host white

 

 

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TRADITIONAL PLANTING COMBINATIONS 

 

 

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Formal box ⋅ allium ⋅ yellow tulips ⋅ lavender ⋅ hebes ⋅box hedging

Relaxed box ⋅ allium ⋅ erynium ⋅ skimmia ⋅ pittosporum ‘tom thumb’ ⋅ olive ½ standard ⋅ box hedging

Small border ⋅ achillea white ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ eryngium ⋅ helenium

Classic italian ⋅ allium ⋅ lavender ⋅ box balls ⋅ standard olives

 

 

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Reds blues ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ guara ⋅ lavender ⋅ hebes ⋅ phormiums

Just traditional ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ lavender ⋅ guara ⋅ box balls ⋅ smoke bush

Autumn colour ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ aster ⋅ camellia ⋅ hosta ⋅ acer ⋅ miscanthus

Hot dry ⋅ iris ⋅ thyme ⋅ phormium bronze ⋅ choisysia ⋅ acer

Ground cover ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ rhododendron⋅ festuca ⋅ skimmia

 

 

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A relaxed feel and structure.  Great for both Contemporary and Traditional Garden Design.

 

 

Classic zen ⋅ astilbe ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ hosta ⋅ black bamboo ⋅ dwarf bamboo fargesia

Coloured zen ⋅ clematis ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ hydrangea fatsia ⋅ hedera ⋅ acer ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus

Tropical zen ⋅ camelia red ⋅ camelia white ⋅ fatsia ⋅ choiysia ⋅ dwarf bamboo

Zen ⋅ ferns ⋅ fern blechum ⋅ ferns dryopteris ⋅hosta white ⋅ hosta variegated ⋅ fatsia

More zen ⋅ magnolia ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅ fig ⋅ camelia red ⋅ skimmia ⋅ pittosporum tobira

 

 

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