Remount – Designer Stephen Davis
I have a couple more gardens to share with you this week from The RHS Tatton Flower Show. Today’s design incorporates influences from traditional British barns, cobbles, red brick and beams. To modern twists of walls part rendered and softened with living plants….Trees Platanus × acerifolia (London Plane – Pleached) Grasses Carex Miscathus Stipa tenuissima Perennials Achillea ‘The Pearl’ Agastache ‘Black Adder’ Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ Astillbe – mixed Campanula ‘Pritchards Variety’ Penstemons ‘Zaa’ & ‘Amelia Jane’ Salvia ‘Penny Smiles’ Veronica ‘Red Fox’ Living Wall Sedum ‘Angelina’ Santolina Chamaecyparissus Ajuaga ‘Braun Hertz’ & ‘Burgundy Glow’
Elements from this design could be incorporated in to many outdoor spaces. From back yards in terrace houses, small square plots of a new build garden, to a patio area in a larger garden.
The planting is pretty, although very ‘show garden’ – heavily planted and looked great in July! But with a few more choice shrubs, fewer perennials and some evergreen structure, it could look interesting and colourful all year round. The choice of colour palette for the herbaceous perennials is balanced, soft and harmonious, tying in the off white rendered walls and the pinky red of the brick.
This design also shows how important it is to consider the verticals in an outdoor space. Using different blocks of colour and texture helps to break up boundary walls. The beams help to give more height, privacy and definition to the area.
I also LOVED the furniture from Gaze Burvill.
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