Inspired by the beautiful gardens adorned in France the client sort the professional garden design and landscaping services from John Lewis Home Solutions.
Honed sandstone selected for its rustic charm to weather naturally whilst designed in a semi-formal pattern. The functional path sweeps through space and you have to step through the planting scheme which softens through the design.
Furthermore, Plenty of lavender in the raised planter nearer to the house, an essential plant that continues to produce a beautiful rich herby scent for most of the year. Lavender is also an essential plant to ward away mosquitos, bugs and moths… it does attract the all-important pollinators and we all love bees…
The large chunks of timber that were hand-selected for grain and rustic texture will soon weather to that charming grey that wood always does outside. A creative balance of colours and textures between the timber and the stone paving… all brought together with the plethora of planting.
A sensibly sized decking platform sits at the rear of the garden, simple in its design and essential in its form. Siberian Larch, no need to oil as it can be left to silver down and will soon be a garden companion to the raised timber planters.
Some 24 tonnes of landscaping excavation and materials were used in this scheme, with the total duration on site was 2 weeks.
The planting scheme
Low maintenance is always a request, we didn’t stray too far from the brief. The colour scheme was an essential mix of purples and whites, scent and structure.
Rhododendron ‘Queen Alice’
Astanti major ‘Prima donna’
Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba’
Rheum ‘Ace of hearts’
Agapanthus ‘headbourne blue’
Perovskia little spire’
Soleiralea soleirolii, “Mind your own business”…
Essential climbing plants
Pathenocissus tricuspidata ‘veitchii’
Hardy herbs from the kitchen garden
Rosmarinus officialnalis (rosmary)
Lavandula anguvstifolia (lavender)
Saturja montana (winter savoury)
Slavia officialnalis (sage)
Thymus vulgaris (thyme)
Hyssopus officialnalis (hyssop)
Origanum vulgare (oregano)
Why use Home Solutions by John Lewis?
Home Solutions by John Lewis use an independent five-stage vetting process to choose their trades, which is unique for a trade website. This includes an inspection of up to three of the trades’ previous works by John Lewis specialists. This ensures Home Solutions only partner with the best companies possible for their customers. All workmanship is also backed by a 12-month John Lewis guarantee. Landscapers that work with Home Solutions must also be members of the APL (Association of Professional Landscapers). The APL is the leading accreditation company for landscapers in the UK.