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 5 GREAT PLANTS FOR SUCCESSFUL PLANTING

 

Five great plants we alway try to include in are gardens designs.  Easy to grow and to care for.  An ideal plant for a low maintenance gardens  Each plant is extremely versatile.  They can be used successfully in contemporary, traditional, tropical or zen planting schemes.  And each plant works effortlessly with a wide variety of plants.  Enabling you create truly stunning planting combinations.   Plants you will want to use over and over again in your garden design.

 

 

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1# ALLIUMS GARDEN SERVICES EXETER ⋅ TOPSHAM

 

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Add purple ‘lollipops’ floating in the spring breeze.  Alliums are instantly reconisable.  Adding interest and colour to any garden design.  A great choice for a sunny border.  Raised beds or rendered walled planters.  Alliums work well in both a traditional or contemporary garden design.  Alliums flower in late spring to early summer.  Great for cut flower displays.  Alliums work well planted in coloured drifts combines.  With oranamental grasses or other coloured plants.  Try adding aganpthus and echincea.

 

 

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Plant bulbs or plants in sunny position.  Allliums like a well drained soil.  The bulbs don’t like water logging.  They tend to rot.  Add grit to clay soil to imporve drainage or when planting in raised beds.   Mulch in winter to proctect bulbs from frost.  Alliums are great for encouraging wildlife in your garden.  The nectar-pollon rich flowers attract many insects.  Including butter flies, bees and moths.

 

 

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Three alliums you want to used time and time again in your garden.  Plant in groups to produce swathes of pastal colours. Globe master produces the largest flower head.  Always mulch allium marsh ‘mellow’ over the winter.  Allium ‘his excellency’  flowers late spring to early summer.  Producing pink,  globe-shaped flower heads of star-shaped florets.   

 

 

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Looks great with 1   box hedging ⋅ stipa ‘feather’ grass ⋅ hebes ⋅ eyrngium ⋅ tulip blue parrot

Looks great with 2 forget-met nots ⋅ sedum ⋅ poppy ⋅ hosta ⋅ box ⋅ achillea

 

 

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PLANTING COMBINATIONS

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

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

 

 

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2# Crocosmiagarden services exeter ⋅ topsham

 

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One of our favourite plants. Bold fast growing plant.  With hot red flowers.  Crocosmia prouces swathes of sword like lush green folliage.  Irs green bladed folliage contrasts well with the plate like flowers of achillea.  Crocosmia works well in contemporary, traditional, tropical or zen garden designs.  Great for creating hot colours combinations in your garden.  Combine its red flowers with yellow, purples and magenta. 

Combine crocosmia with similar blade plants, such as phormiums.  Choice a dark variety such as phormum baby bronze.  Its dark folliage will contrast well with the crocosmias lush green leaves.   Creating a dark dark drop for the crocosmias hot red flowers.

 

 

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Create islands of red colour.   Always plant in crocomia in groups for maximium impact.  Creating bold drifts of colour from july to october.  Crocosmia lucifer is  a rich red variety.   Well worth adding to your garden design.  Its lush green foliage looks great edging hardwood decking. 

Croscosmia ‘lucifer’  likes a well-drained soil in full sun.  Divide clumps every couple of years.  This wil help tosencourages bright red long lasting blooms.

 

Looks great with rudbeckia ⋅ verbena ⋅ achillea ⋅ agapnathus ⋅ kniphothia ⋅ phormiums ⋅ stipa ⋅ echinops ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ bamboo

 

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PLANTING COMBINATIONS

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

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

 

 

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3# Phormiums garden services exeter ⋅ topsham

 

 

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Phormiums are the ideal plant for adding archiectural shapes to a garden.  Phormiums work well in both contemporary and traditional garden designs.  They are also great addition to tropical and zen planting schemes. Phormium look great combined with bolders and gravel beds. Add other archetural plants to add contrast.  A Smoke bush contrasts well with lighter green phormium varieties such as tricolour.  Add colour for inererste.  Irises and canna lillies for a tropical feel.

 

 

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Plant phormiums in full sun.   Phormiums grow well in moist well drained soils.  Take care.  Phormiums will rot in water logged conditions.  Add grit to improve soil drainage.  They can also be prone to frost damage, particularly the red varirites.  Wrap up plants in insulation,  before any extreme snaps. Phormiums are tolerant of salty winds.  Making themm a great addition to any coastal garden planting scheme.

 

 

Phormiums ⋅ tricolour ⋅ firebird ⋅ baby bronze

 

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Phormiums look great planting in groups.  The variagated tricolour varierty looks great against a dark backdrop.  Create contrast.  Combine phormium tricolour with phormium baby bronze, berberis or a smoke bush.  Baby bronze loks greate  with hot colours, particalary reds.  Combine with scarlet verbena.  

 

Looks great with 1 skimmia ⋅ vebena ⋅ rhododendrons ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ camelia ⋅ azalea ⋅ bamboo

 

 

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PLANTING COMBINATIONS

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

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

 

 

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A traditional plant that equally works well in a contemporary garden design.  Verbena is under rated, unfussy plant.  Its great for softening bold timber structures when planted as screen.   This uprignt perennial  weaves in and out of neighbouring plants.  Producing swathes purple.  Each purple head, containing an array of tiny lavender florets.  Great for adding summer colour and  height to beds and borders.

Verbeana is a long flowing plant that requires minimal attention.  Great for low maintenance gardens.  Verbena works well planted with cool colours such as agapanthus or lavender.  Verbena will also hold its own with hot colours.  Cobine verbena with rocosmia, rudbeckia and kniphothia.

 

 

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Verbenas like a free draining soil.  It thrives in direct sunlight.  Verbena will also tolerant dry conditions.  Try to water its base weekly, during the flowering season.  Will encourage further blooms during the summer.   Don’t cut back dead stems until they are replaced with new ones in spring.  Plants can be prone to frost damage.  Mulch top of plants if a servere frost is on its way.   Plants are self sowing, replacing any plants kill by frost.   Verbenas flowers are rich in nectar.  Great for encouring butterflies into you garden.

 

Looks great with  1 ⋅ agapanthus (white blue) ⋅   crocosmia ⋅ echinacea ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ mischanthus grass

Looks great with 2 ⋅ festuca grass ⋅ hosta ⋅ sun flower ⋅ sedum ⋅ heuchera ⋅ lavendar ⋅ echinops

 

 

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PLANTING COMBINATIONS

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

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

 

 

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5# Box hedging ⋅ topary ⋅ garden services exeter

 

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Box is a vertilile plant you will want to use over and over in your garden design.  Box hedging  creates the backbone of a formal planting scheme.  It looks great framing beds in both traditional and contemporary garden designs. 

Add shapes and interest to your box hedging.  Try adding compact hebes , shield ferns, box balls or box pyramids.  Combine with muted colours.  Lavender, iris and agapnathus.  Or maybe add hot colours.  Crocosmia, rudbeckia or yellow tulips.

 

 

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Box is  vigorous  evergreen shrub. Ideal for low hedging or screening. Box topiary is availible in a variety of shapes including cubes, pyramids, balls and spirials.  Box will grow in a most well drained moist soil.  In full sun or partially shade.

When shaping topiary,  less is always more.  Always lightly trim your shapes in mid to to late summer.  Hard pruning will result in to bald spots.  Feed plants with buxus feed, for a lush appearance.  Water in dry periods to prevent plants from scorching and turning brown. 

 

 

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Look good with ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ iris ⋅ lavender ⋅ daphodils⋅ tulips ⋅ hebes ⋅ phormium camelia ⋅ rhododendrons ⋅ tulips

 

PLANTING COMBINATIONS

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

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

 

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Your space is limited.  You want to make the most of what you’ve got.  Keep it simple.  You’ll need area to relax in. A seating area.  A focal point for interest.  Some storage.  A small shed. Plants to soften the hard landscaping.  You’ll probably want a low maintenance garden.  If you want a lawn area.  Artificial grass is a good option.

 

 

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Choose a theme for you Garden Design Exeter.  Traditional or contemporary garden design work well in a small gardens and courtyards in Exeter.  Don’t over complicated it.  Keep your design simple and unclutted.  Add paving with cleans lines.  Try maximise your usable space.

 

Contemporary small garden design Exeter

Contemporary garden design works well in a small spaces in Exeter.  Add simple contemporary paving.  Kandula grey standstone. Luxurious granite paving.  Opt for strong straight lines with minumal fuss.  Lay large single stones in a stretcher bond pattern.

Softened the paving with bold planting.  Strong structural shapes.  Hebes, box balls  and festuca.  With hot colours: crocosmia,  alliums and rudbeckia.  And add some texture.  Pennesetum grass, phormiums and shields ferns.

 

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Traditional garden design always compliments a period property.  Choose traditional materials.  Sandstone or slate paving. Oak sleepers for raised beds.  Add formal planting.  Combine box hedging with topiary.  Add drifts of colour.  Rudbeckia, agapanthus and lavender.

 

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Create an outdoor seating area for relaxation and entertaining.  Add movable furniture or built-in seating.  Add natural stone paving area for alfresco dinning.  Create a comfortable sized space.  For 4 people allow a minimum of  3 x3m.  With a cooking area allow 4 x4m.

Keep paving simple.  A strong bold look.  Soften by planting.  Add edging setts to frame beds and borders.  Lighter paving stones will reflect more light.  Useful in shady garden areas.  Party well into the night.  Add zoned ambient lighting and weather proof sockets.   

 

Tradition paving sandstone ⋅ york flags ⋅ slate paving ⋅ black limestone

Contemporary paving smooth sandblast sandstone ⋅ granite ⋅ kandula grey sandstone ⋅ porcelain tiles

 

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Soften borders and conserve space.  Add additional planting height and contain foliage.  Create raised planting beds and add structural planting.  Hebes, hostas, pennesetum grass and phormiums.  Add colour alluims, lavender and crocosmia.  For low maintenance.  Add bark or decorative shingle.

 

Contemporary retaining walls brick ⋅ natural sandstone setts ⋅ oak sleepers

Traditional retaining walls render walls ⋅ k render ⋅ design clad

 

 

 

 

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Create a focal point which leads the eye.  Making your garden appear larger.  Add specimen plants for the wow factor.  Choose thin tall plants.  Adding vertical height to your garden design.  While preserving your gardens width.  Add a row of tall cypresses, pleached trees or a cloud tree.  

Create movement with water. Add a self-contained water feature.  A pump, buried sump and drilled decorative stone or wall mounted water sculpture.  Hide the  sump with cobbles and planting.  Add ambient lighting for evening entertaining.

 

Focal points stone ⋅ fire pits ⋅ slatted fences ⋅ timber arches ⋅ bbq areas

Focal points plants ⋅ magnolia ⋅ camellia ⋅ pleached trees ⋅ olives ⋅ acers ⋅ tree ferns ⋅ silver birch

 

 

 

 

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Add interesting foliage for shape and texture.  Combine key plants together to produce exciting planting combinations.  Alway plant in groups. Creating drifts of colour.  Add dark coloured shrubs.   Adding contrast.  Creating a back drop for hot colours.  Dark coloured shrubs: berberis, smoke bush and phormiums.

 

 

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

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

 

 

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VERTICAL GREENERY ⋅ SLATTED FENCING

 

 

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Add vertical greenery by adding climbers or hedging.  Soften existing walls and fences.  Reducing where possible the width of your planting beds.  Increasing your gardens usable space.  Add colour, foliage and scent.  Attatch climbers to walls, fences and outbuildings.  Choose an evergreen climbers for all year interest.

 

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Create a contemporary feel.  Create a focal point.  Mask unsightly areas in your garden.  Update a tired fence or wall.  Add a slatted fence, masking outbuilding and sheds.  Update your existing fences.  Adding extra height for privacy.

 

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Bark your beds

Add bark to your beds & borders.  Good qulaity bark will give a bed smart natural appearance.  Bark will trap in moisture.  Reducing the need for watering during those long hot summer months.  Bark  also prevent weeds and encourage insects. Including worms.  Keeping your soil rich in nutrients and healthy. 

 

Artifical grass

Extremely realistic and natural looking.  Artificial grass is virtually maintenance free.  Looking good all year round.  Great for gardens used heavily by children and pets. 

 

Colour Agapanthus ⋅ Helium ⋅ Verbena

Shrubs ⋅ Hydrangea ⋅ Phormium ⋅ Skimmia ⋅ Hebe

 

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You want completely to redesign your garden. Or maybe update key elements. It’s time to start thinking about your Garden Design Exeter. You may already have some great ideas. Maybe you need some ideas and inspiration. Here’s Exeter Landscapes Guide to Great Garden Design Exeter.

 

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Look at your garden ⋅ create a wish list

  • What do you like to keep ⋅ be positive
  • What would you changebe brave
  • What would you like to add ⋅ seating areas ⋅ paths to link areas ⋅ raised beds for planting.
  • Add a focal point ⋅ specimen trees ⋅ water feature.
  • What would like to hide ⋅ add climbers  ⋅  hedging ⋅ slatted fence.

 

 

 

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Choosing a garden design theme is personal.  It should reflect you tastes.  You may like a friend gardens.  Maybe you want a complete change.  Or would like to update a tired garden.  Try complement your properties look and feels.  Always try to work with existing garden features.  Remember a  garden design theme is not in stone.  Its ok  to mix and match elements from different themes.  Creating  your own personal style.  Finally.  Bring it all together in your garden design exeter.  Checkout our garden design themes for ideas great garden design exeter. 

 

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Add a classic look to your garden design exeter.  Choice a classic traditional landscaping garden design.  Combine traditional materials.  With  subtle simple planting combinations.  A great garden design theme for period properties.  

 

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Natural paving always look great in a tradition garden design exeter.  Add a paved formal seating area.  Extend the partying to the night.  Add zone lighting.  Edge lawn areas with sandstone edging setts.  Add elegant paths to link garden areas.  Create planting areas.  Add retaining walls and raised planters.   For a classic look.  Add subtle colours and muted textures.  Opt for straight lines.  Avoid harsh curves.  Always lay simple paving pattern. Lay large single size natural paving stones.  Create interest.  Add a natural stone border.  Use plants to soften edges and create subtle curves. 

 

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Edging ⋅ borders ⋅ sandstone setts ⋅ timber ⋅ classic ever edge

Retaining walls ⋅ brick ⋅ natural sandstone setts ⋅ oak sleepers

 

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Use plants to create beds.  And to soften your hard landscaping.  Mask fences with climbers and hedges.  Add focal points and interest.  Add specimen trees and topiary.  Create subtle planting combinations.  Complementing natural landscaping materials.

 

Focal points ⋅ magnolia ⋅ camellia ⋅ pleached trees

Red ⋅ hellenium ⋅ echinacae ⋅ crosomia ⋅ gaura pink

Blue  alliums ⋅ aganthus ⋅ echinop ⋅ verbena ⋅ eryngium

Yellow  alliums ⋅ aganthus ⋅ echinops ⋅ verbena

White  achillea ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ foxglove

 

 

 

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Add shape and structure to your Garden Design Exeter.  Create contrast.  Add a backdrop for colours.

 

Medium ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ skimmia

Large 1 ⋅ hebe ⋅ box hedging ⋅ box topiary ⋅ fatsia ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ mahonia ⋅ yew columns

Large 2 ⋅ acuba ⋅ choisya ⋅ smoke bush

Hedges ⋅ yew ⋅ copper beech ⋅ laurel

Climbers ⋅ clematis armandi ⋅ trachelospermum jasminoides

 

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PLANTING COMBINATIONS ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN EXMOUTH

 

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FOR A CLASSIC TOUCH OF ELEGANCE

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

Italian box ⋅ alliums ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ standard olives ⋅ box balls ⋅ lavender

 

Planting combinations traditional contemporary zen

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY GARDEN DESIGN 

 

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Materials ⋅ contemporary garden design

Contemporary stone paving always look great in a contemporary garden design exeter.  Choose strong muted colours.  Add bold a paving design.  With well designed lines.  Compliment with  strong planting.  Combine interesting shapes with vibrant colours.  Don’t over complicate your garden design exeter.  Avoid over complicated curves.  Always add strong shapes.  For a contemporary feel.  Lay large paving stones.  In a single sized pattern. 

 

Create interest

Add a contemporary stone border.  Use complementary edging setts.  Avoid garish geometric patterns.  They will date overtime.  Add can be hard to live with.  Use planting  boarders to ‘ bed in’  your paving.   Softening edges.  Creating subtle curves in your Garden Design Exeter.

 

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MATERIALS ⋅ CONTEMPORARY  GARDEN DESIGN EXETER 

Design features ⋅ garden lighting ⋅ fire pits ⋅ slatted fences ⋅ decking ⋅ rendered planters

Paving ⋅ smooth sandblast sandstone ⋅ granite ⋅ kandula grey sandstone ⋅ porcelain tiles

Edging ⋅ borders ⋅ granite sites ⋅ ever edge

Retaining walls ⋅ render walls ⋅ k render ⋅ design clad

 

MATERIALS ⋅ IDEAS INSPIRATION

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PLANTS ⋅ CONTEMPORARY GARDEN DESIGN EXMOUTH

Use planting effectively. Soften your landscaping materials.  Adding interest to your garden design exeter.  Mask unsightly garden features.  With climbers and hedges.  For added interests.  Add strong shapes to beds and borders. Plant garden borders with lush drifts of ‘hot’ colours.  Create a back drop.  Add structural shrubs.  Contrast colour with  dark foliage.  Create a focal points.   Add specimen trees and shrubs.

 

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Focal points ⋅ pleached trees ⋅ olives ⋅ acers ⋅ tree ferns ⋅ silver birch ⋅ magnolia ⋅ beech columns

Red ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ kniphothia ⋅ gaura ⋅ camelia ⋅ rhododendron ⋅ hellenium ⋅ poppy

Blue ⋅ lavender ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ alliums ⋅ iris ⋅ echinops ⋅ verbena ⋅ eryngium

Yellow ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ iris ⋅ tulips ⋅ achillea ⋅ azelea

White ⋅ iris ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ tulip ⋅ echinacae

 

 

 

STRUCTURAL PLANTS ⋅ CONTEMPORARY GARDEN DESIGN

 

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CONSTRAST HOT COLOURS WITH A DARK BACKGROUND

Medium ⋅ phormium ⋅ carex ⋅ festuca ⋅ pennisetum ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ pittosporum ⋅ heuchera ⋅ hebe.

Large ⋅ fatsia ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ mahonia ⋅ bamboo ⋅ mischanthus ⋅ acer ⋅ box balls.

Hedges ⋅ photina ⋅ copper beech ⋅ berberis.

Climbers ⋅ trachelospermum jasminoides.

 

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BOLD PLANTING WITH A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN EXMOUTH

Modern box ⋅ allium ⋅ skimmia ⋅ olive 1/2 standard ⋅ pittosporum ‘tom thumb’ ⋅ box hedging ⋅ eryngium

Silver ⋅ white ⋅astilbe ⋅ white tulip ⋅ gaura ⋅ pachysandra ⋅silver birch

Simple ground cover ⋅ acer ⋅ viburnum davidii ⋅ heuchera ⋅ shield ferns

 

Planting combinations traditional contemporary zen

 

 

 

TROPICAL GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

 

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Add the wow  factor

Combine lush foliage with vivid vibrant colours.  With natural landscaping materials.  Real timber decking and natural paving stone.  For a contemporary twist.  Add a hardwood slatted fence.  Focal points.  Water feature  for movement.  Specimen plants,  tree ferns and palms.

 

MATERIALS ⋅ TROPICAL  GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

Design features ⋅ hardwood decking ⋅ q-deck ⋅ slatted fence ⋅ sunken hot tubs.

Paving ⋅ slate ⋅ black limestone ⋅ granite

Edging ⋅ borders ⋅ timber ⋅ black limestone setts  ⋅ ever edge

Retaining walls ⋅ softwood sleepers ⋅ hardwood sleepers

 

MATERIALS ⋅ IDEAS INSPIRATION

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PPLANTS ⋅ TROPICAL GARDEN DESIGN EXMOUTH

 

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Add drifts of  hot colours.  Combine with a backdrop.  Of  lush green foliage.  Add height and interest.   Specimen plants,  Tree Ferns and Palms.  Enclose or screen areas.  Add a bamboo. Soften fences or walls by Adding climbers. 

 

Focal points ⋅ tree ferns

Red ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ canna lilly ⋅ camelia ⋅ rhododendrons.

Blues ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ iris ⋅ azelia.

Yellow ⋅ iris ⋅ kniphothia.

White ⋅ camelia ⋅ astilbe ⋅ yucca.

 

 

 

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ADD HOT COLOURS.  CREATE A BACKDROP OF LUSH FOLIAGE

Medium ⋅ ferns   phormium ⋅ hosta ⋅ japanese surge ⋅euphorbia.

Large ⋅ fatisa ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ bamboo ⋅ mahonia ⋅ acuba.

Hedges ⋅ laurel ⋅ bamboo screen ⋅ photina.

Climbers ⋅ trachelospermum jasminoides ⋅ hedera.

 

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COMBINE HOT COLOURS WITH LUSH FOLIAGE

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

 

Planting combinationstraditional contemporary zen

 

 

 

PRAIRIE GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

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Hit the prairie ⋅ low maintenance gardens

Create a relaxed feel to your garden design exeter.  Add movement and colour.  Plant coloured perennials with bladed grasses. Combine with natural stone walkways and timber decking.

 

 

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Compliment drifts of colours with natural stone walkways.  Add a traditional decking area for entertaining.

 

Design features ⋅ decking ⋅ timber edge walk ways ⋅ gravel path & beds.

Paving ⋅ slate ⋅ sandstone ⋅ porcelain tiles ⋅ granite.

Edging ⋅ borders ⋅ timber ⋅ bricks⋅ black limestone setts ⋅ ever edge.

Retaining walls ⋅ rendered walls ⋅ softwood sleepers.

 

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Create a garden with a relaxed feel

Create a relaxed garden with an informal feel.  Add movement and interest to your Garden Design Exeter.  Combine perennial grasses with drifts of subtle colour.  Care for your grasses.  Leave faded silver foliage for winter interest.  Cut back and encourage new growth in early spring.   

 

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Focal points ⋅ olives ⋅ laurel ⋅ photinia   miscantus ‘sinensis’ 

Red ⋅ hellenium ⋅  poppy ⋅ guara ⋅  sedum ⋅ echinacea. 

Blue ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ verbena ⋅ alliums ⋅ echinops. 

Yellow ⋅ rudbekia ⋅ sunflower ⋅ iris.

White ⋅ anenomes ⋅ aster ⋅ astilbe.

 

 

 

STRUCTURAL PLANTS ⋅ PRARRIE GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

 

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Medium ⋅ festuca ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ stipa ⋅ hebes ⋅ pennisetum ⋅ phormium.

Large ⋅ fatisa ⋅ smoke bush ⋅  phormiums ⋅  mahonia ⋅  mischanthus.

Hedges ⋅ photina ⋅ berberis.

Climbers ⋅ trachelospermum jasminoides ⋅ hedera.

 

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ZEN OUT AND RELAX ⋅ JAPANESE GARDENS

 

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For relaxation ⋅ meditation

Complement traditional sandstone paving with large smooth boulders & light coloured ornamental gravel.  Add Barked areas.  Adding contrast to gravel beds.  Lighting will add an extra dimension.  Perfect for entertaining in those long hot summer nights.

 

Create a mini wood land

Plant a string or cluster of multi stemmed silver birch trees.  Under plant with ground cover:  japanese pachysandra or vinca major.  Add japanese shield ferns, interplanted with white astille.

 

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JAPANESE STYLE PLANTS ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN EXMOUTH

 

bamboo, fatisa japonica, phormium, hosta, pinus mugo and clipped box cubes.  acers or maples: reds acers work well with red heucheras.  and surprisingly green acers work well with new ‘lime’ green coloured varieties. 

 

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Focal points 1 ⋅ magnolia ⋅ cloud trees ⋅ classic topiary. 

Focal points 2 ⋅ stone sculptures ⋅ clusters of boulders ⋅ stone seating areas ⋅ zen water features.  

Small ⋅ cyclamen ⋅ crocosmia lucifer japanese blood grass ⋅ fetuca ⋅hosta ⋅ pachysandra.

Medium ⋅ red camellia ⋅ azelia ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅ white magnolia ⋅ pinus mungo.

 

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BULBS ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

Bulbs are extremely easy to grow in your garden.  Add formal arrangements or natural drifts of colour to garden design.  Great for adding an early splash of colour. A welcome break during those dull winter months.  Bulbs are great value, especially when bought in bulk.

 

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Formal spring colour

Add aliums ‘globemaster’ and tulip ‘blue parrot’ and frame with buxus box hedging.  Finish the bed off by adding ornamental gravel or  a dense blue carpet of forget-me-nots.

 

Winter hot colours

Add Crocus ‘luteus’.  Yellow goblets of colour, surrounded by a carpet of rich magenta – cyclamen coum.  Add white snow drops, for that extra sparkle.

 

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Early summer colour

Create an  informal Prairie garden.  Add Iris ‘symphony’ for its subtle yellow colour.  Combine with reds poppies and blues verbena.  Add grasses for height and interest: miscanthus,  stipa and festuca.

 

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Yellows ⋅ blues

 Combine yellow Tulip ‘sweet harmony’ and with a carpet of blue forget-me-nots. 

Garden design Complement with dark leave heucheras and berberis ⋅ Green leafed Euphorbia ⋅ White daffodils.

 

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WHITE FLOWER GARDEN ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN

 

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An old favourite

Recreate the timeless classic.  Restrict your colour palette.  Select plants flowering in shades of white or cream.  Create a white twilight glow. 

 

Classic whites 

Tulips ⋅ foxgloves ⋅ astilbe deutschland ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅  gaura ⋅ clematis ⋅ climbing rose ⋅ rises ⋅ pittosporum ‘tombia’.

 

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A SLICE OF LEMON

Achillea will add a touch of lemon to your planting scheme.  Giving your beds interest & contrast.  Subtle shades of lemon will cut through your garden design, highlighting each  individual white drift.

 

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GREEN & SILVER FOLIAGE

Add foliage to your beds for support and structure.  plants include: phormium, beech columns, viburnum, miscanthus and euphorbia.

 

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CONTRAST WHITES ⋅ DARK COLOURS

Add a contemporary twist by adding darker tones.  Contrast groups of white tulips contrast with ‘Queen of Night’ black variety.  Surround white tulips with an ornamental black grass (ophiopogon Niger Lilyturf). 

 

Dark colours  pittosporium ‘tomb tumb’ ⋅ phormiums ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ black bamboo.

 

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Cool white wood land

Combine silver birch trees with pale hellebores, snow drops, ferns and hostas to create your own classic woodland.

 

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TURN UP THE HEAT ⋅ HOT COLOURS

 

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Add hot colours for extra zip.  Combine red, yellow and purple hues.  Plants   cotinus ‘royal purple, achillea, rudbeckia, kniphothia ‘red hot poker’, crocosmia, allium and echinops.  Add a dark back drop of berberis or a smoke bush for added contrast. 

 

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Why not enhance your existing garden.  Add new design features.  It’s great to work with what you already have.

 

 

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Add an area of interest to your garden design exeter.  Add a focal point.  At the end of your existing garden design exeter.  A focal point leads the eye.  Its makes your garden design appear larger.

 

 

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Why not add a seating at the end of your garden.  Create a great area, for entertaining.  In the late summer sun.  Add a natural stone paving. Creating a formal seating area.  Add planting and hedging.  Softening paving.  Enclosing the area.  Creating an intimate outdoor space for entertaining.

 

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Choose sandstone natural stone paving. For a traditional garden design exeter. granite natural stone paving. Contemporary garden design exeter.  Extend the party into the night.  Add zoned outdoor lighting and a power supply.  Check out our outdoor garden lighting page for ideas &  inspiration.

 

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Surround your natural stone paving with Photina hedging.  Plant beds with interesting planting combinations.  Combine bold shapes and texture with hot colours.  Creating stunning planting combinations.

 

 

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Over time.  Plants especially shrubs become tired and leggy.  These plants are past their best.  Adding nothing really to your beds look and feel.  They add very little your garden design exeter. Tired plants include: leggy hebes, faded choisya, woody lavender, faded red photina, brown scorched conifers and bare box balls.

Maybe you inherited plants from your previous owner.  You may never have really have liked many of them.  While its tempting to try to prune and to revive them.  Be brave,  remove and replace them.

 

 

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Think about the bed’s overall design when adding new plants.  It may be worth moving some of the ‘keepers’ .  This will achieve a better overall garden design. Think about which plants will work together well.  Achieve great planting combinations.  Again, checkout our landscape garden design pages for ideas and inspiration.  October is a great time for moving your shrubs.

 

 

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Contemporary shrubs ⋅ smoke bush ⋅ phormium ⋅ photina ⋅ privot 1/2 standard.

Traditional shrubs ⋅  white hydrangea ⋅  pittosporum rudbeckia ⋅ euphorbia ⋅ verbena.

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Add climbers ⋅ bamboo screens

Hide those  unsightly areas of your garden design. By adding clever screening. Including climbers, hedges and slatted fencing.  Train climbers on steel wire.  To soften or hide tired out buildings and tired fencing.  Great climbers: Clematis armandii fast growing, white flowers and hardy. 

Mature bamboo plants will instantly instant mask tall garden structures.  Plant in pots to avoid the bamboo spreading overtime into unwanted areas in your garden.

 

 

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GREAT CLIMBERS ⋅ LANDSCAPER EXETER ⋅ EXMOUTH

Clematis armandii ⋅ fast growing ⋅ white flowers ⋅ hardy.

Trachelospermum ⋅ white-flowered  scented jasmine ⋅ added bonus of being evergreen.

Ceanothus ⋅ very hardy ⋅ producing a bright blue sea of colour in spring.

 

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Mask your tired fencing by adding a slatted fence.   Hardwood fences can be ‘oiled’ for a rich grain.  Meranti is the timber of choice.  Softwood fences offer good value for large areas.  Softwood slatted fences can be can be painted contemporary colours for added interest in your garden design.

 

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Add good quality shingle or small beach cobbles. Retain with natural stone setts.  Add stepping stone path for add interest.

 

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Avoid fast growing hedges

Create a low maintenance garden.  Reduce your garden maintenance.  Avoid fast growing hedging.   Such as Laurel and Cupressus × leylandii. They may initially seem to offer good value for money.  However, once established they keep growing and growing. Costly to cut.  Generating  a lot of green waste.  That needs to be disposed of.

 

 

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Beechgood alternative ⋅ purple beech is particularly striking

Box ⋅ great low-lying hedge ⋅ formal hedges

Berberis ⋅ thorny ⋅ good choice for security

Yew ⋅ striking ⋅ slow growing

Holly ⋅ traditional ⋅ slow growing.

 

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Lets be honest.  No one enjoys weeding a garden. Consider reduce the width of your beds and boarders.  Maximised your gardens usable space.  Reduce weeding. Climbers are a great way of adding ‘green walls’ to your garden.  Masking unsightly features. Choice a slowing growing varieties.   Such as Trachelospermum jasminoides (white jasmine).  Semi evergreen with a great sent.

Add ornamental bark and a weed membrane your beds and boarders. This greatly reduce your weeding .  It will prevent your beds drying out.  During those long hot summer months!

 

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Edging a lawn defines a lawn.  Reduces the time spent ‘hand’ edging your lawn.  Natural Stone edgers are great for formal gardens.   Particularly where straight lines are required.

Everedge is great for contemporary gardens.  Especially when curves are required.  See our Paving Page for more details.

 

Saving timber edging can be used as a low-cost alternative.

 

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Everyone wants the perfect lawn.  Heres our guide to achieve a great lawn.  Exeter landscapes providing turfing services throughout topsham, exmouth and devon.  Here are our top tips for turfing in exeter and exmouth. 

 

 

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Your lawn see better days. Maybe your got a new build or your re-landscaping your entire garden.  Re-turfing is sometimes more cost-effective than ongoing lawn care.  It will give you that lush lawn you have always dreamed of. 

 

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Remove your existing lawn. With a turf cutter.  Grade and  level your garden.  Using  turfing rake. Removing any large rocks and stones.  Level the garden by raking and moving soil where necessary.  Add plenty of good quality top soil, rake and level.  min topsoil  4″inch ⋅ 100mm.  Roll the area using a bomag pedestrian roller.  Available from hire shops.

Once you are happy with your levels – add your turf.  For instant carpet of grass.  Remember to always water your new lawn.  Water well for at least a couple of weeks or untill the lawn has becomes well established.  Try to keep off your new lawn a long as possible.  Avoid the kids playing football long as possible.  Give the lawn a light  and careful cut after a week or so.   Make sure the ground is not too wet and the turf has rooted.  Try lifting one of the turfs corners.

 

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A Shady gardens can be problematic.  Parts of your lawn may be over shadowed by high hedging such as Leylandii or buildings.  Too much shade can lead to thin lacklustre grass, which over time can become mossy.  Try introducing as much sunlight into your garden by pruning vegetation back. 

 

Where this is not possible or the grass is still thin:

Rolawn medallion turf ⋅ consider replacing the lawn with shade tolerant grass

Artificial turf ⋅ a great way of eradicating the problem.  Your garden will look great all year round and your lawn will require minimal maintenance.  Check out our artificial grass page for design ideas.

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Over time lawns can become thin and patchy.  Minimal lawn care and extensive wear by pets and children are usually the cause of  the problem.  Depending on the extent  of the lawn damage we recommend:

 

Re-seed ⋅ repair

September is the ideal month.  Rake the lawn to remove any dead grass thatch and moss.  Add a top layer of a good quality lawn sand, such as Rowland Land Sand.  Over seed the area with a good quality lawn seed, such are Rowlawn Medallion Premium.  Water well until the grass becomes established.  Especially in dry hot weather.

 

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Some lawns can become waterlogged, especially in winter.  This may be due to:

 

Compacted soil

Preventing water from draining through the lawns top layer. Your best bet is to aerate affected area.  This can be back-breaking with a fork!  Consider Hiring a mechanical aerator from your local Hire Company.  Once aerated, why not brush in lawn sand to help maintain those drainage holes over time.

 

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When laying turf, its important to add a sufficient topsoil under your turf.  This helps maintain your lawns health and promotes good drainage.

 

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Rake out any thatch in your lawn.  You may want to aerate the soil if it feels compacted.  Try adding lawn sand on top of the grass and brush in well.  If this doesn’t work consider re-turfing the affected area.  When turfing, make sure you add a sufficient layer of good quality top soil (min: 4″inch | 100mm).

 

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Dig down in your garden and  at some point you will probably hit clay.  Some gardens are worse than others.  An excessive clay layer can cause poor drainage.  The water sits on the clay layer usually with nowhere to go, causing excessive water logging.

 

Add a  drainage channel

Digging channels laid with a suitable drainage pipe & shingle,  leading to a suitable soak away.  This may help to alleviate some the drainages problems.   Always seek expert advice. As this can be a messy and expensive project.

 

Replace with artificial grass

You may consider replacing your lawn with artificial grass.  Artificial grass is laid on a compacted layer of Type 1 MOT (crushed concrete) and granite chips.  Both have excellent drainage properties.  Water logging should no longer be a problem.

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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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Iris ⋅ allium ⋅ for-get-me-not ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

 

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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Foxglove ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ tulip ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

 

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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ZEN JAPENESE GARDEN DESIGNER EXETER

 

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Acer ⋅ pinus mugo ⋅ hosta ⋅ garden designer exeter ⋅ gardener exeter

 

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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