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Planting is often the final stage of a garden design project exeter. And in some ways the most crucial. Plants need to enhance your garden design exeter. Creating colour, textures and interest. Plants need to complement and enhancing the hard landscaping materials.
Your plants also need to match your gardens growing conditions. The soil type, amount sunlight and drainage conditions. Plants need to ‘work together’. Creating a successful planting scheme for your garden design exeter.
We pride ourselves on our planting combinations. Creating vibrant colours and shapes in your garden. We’ve designed gardens of all shapes and sizes. Including traditional, contemporary, zen and tropical garden design.
Ever popular due to tv shows, the Chelsea flower show and Diarmuid Gavin. Combine bold colours and strong shapes to produce a low maintenance garden.
Forget the fuss when selecting plants. Go for bold shapes and strong colours. Always plant in groups, using odd numbers. Adding swaths of colour to your garden. Plants include crocosmia planted in drifts, alliums planted in groups. Complimented by grasses, festuca or carex. For a softer look add agapanthus and verbenas.
Contemporary paving materials include granite and porcelain. Artificial grass can be used to produce a virtually maintenance-free garden. Looking great, all year round.
Shape ⋅ structure ⋅ phormium ⋅ miscanthus ⋅bamboo
Colour ⋅ agapanthus ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ verbena
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Modern Italian ⋅ allium ⋅ olive ½ standard ⋅ hebe ⋅ phormium ‘baby bronze’
Contemporary border ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ echinacea ⋅ carex grass ⋅ osmanthus ⋅ fatsia ⋅ acers
Go traditional. Add a classic look to your garden design. Plants and paving provide the gardens formal shape and structure. Paving tends to be in straight lines. Sometimes repeating geometric patterns are also used. Edge borders and lawns with natural stone setts. Materials can be traditional or contemporary, as long as the finish is clean and uncluttered.
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Use box hedging to frame areas. Combine with formal topiary and classic plants such as agapanthus and lavender. Always plant in groups for maximum impact. Bold shaped plants can be used. As long as they are softened by other plants. For example, combine phormiums with verbenas and crocosmias.
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Plants formal ⋅ box hedging ⋅ clipped bay standards ⋅ skimmia ⋅ hebes
Plants colours ⋅ allium ⋅ lavender ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅rudbeckia cyclamens
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Consider using plants that encourage wildlife into your garden. Lavender is great for pollinating insects such as bees. Buddleia is always a favourite for butterflies. Grasses such as miscanthus are great for insects. Sow drifts of wildflowers to produce a wildflower meadow. Great for insects, providing food for birds. Cut back at the end of the growing season.
Blue ⋅ allium ⋅ echinacea ⋅ lavender ⋅ verbena
Yellow ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ sedum ⋅ sunflower ⋅ white ⋅ achillea ⋅ grasses ⋅ festuca
Trees ⋅ acer ⋅ silver birch ⋅ photinia ⋅ climbers ⋅ hedera (ivy) ⋅ jasmine
Shrubs ⋅ buddleia ⋅ ceanothus ⋅ hebe ⋅ ligustrum ⋅ mahonia ⋅ skimmia ⋅ viburnum
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More paving ⋅ pointing ⋅ Sealing stone
How to plant ⋅ planting ⋅ watering
Ideas inspirations guide ⋅ includes images of past work
Garden make over guide ⋅ slatted fencing ⋅ low maintenance gardens
Lawn care guide ⋅ turfing ⋅ soil types ⋅ drainage
Garden clearance guide ⋅ clay soils ⋅ levelling
Artificial grass ⋅ design ⋅ installing ⋅ clean