Initial visits to the garden revealed huge potential despite the prevailing wind which blows strongly from the West.
The existing plants are well-established and in good condition. The client requested the removal of a large pampas clump and a small wind-swept buddleja bush.
The design takes into account removal and replacement of the pampas with a large shrub so that the wind has less chance of causing damage as it establishes though some protection will be necessary.
The gravel will be removed along the front wall and the degrading weed fabric discarded. Plants such as euonymus, twisted hazel and heuchera are chosen for their year-round interest and underplanting with spring bulbs will continue the provision of nectar for insects throughout the year.