Planting

Plants are what really bring a garden to life!  A good planting design can therefore add a real wow factor to your garden.

Sometimes planting is the final stage in a complete garden redesign project.  Consequently, it will be done after the landscapers have finished constructing the paving or laying the turf.  The plants will soften the edges of your new garden and complete the transformation.

In contrast, perhaps you are happy with the layout of your garden but would just like some different plants.  Or some more plants!  Maybe you need plants for Winter interest for example.  Or to provide screening along a boundary.  Perhaps you have a shady corner where nothing will grow.  In that case I can prepare a planting design for you as a standalone project.  http://www.artisangardendesign.net/terraced-garden-west-end/ – this case study provides an example of one of my planting designs.

Firstly, I will work with you to develop a list of plants appropriate to your location and the desired ‘feel’ of your garden.  So, are you looking for low maintenance evergreen shrubs?  Maybe you dream of a romantic cottage garden with roses and colourful summer perennials.  Or would you prefer swaying grasses?  The choices are limitless!

Next, I’ll produce a scale planting plan which will show the position of each plant and the number of each plant type required.  Alongside the plan, I will prepare a detailed plant schedule.   This will list all the plants needed to complete the design and will provide useful information about them – for example their colour, season of interest, eventual size and maintenance requirements.

I have established links with a variety of local nurseries, so I can source high quality plants for you at competitive prices.  After they’re delivered to your garden, I will set out the plants as per the planting plan.  These can then be planted by you, or I can arrange planting to complete your garden.