Design in Mind

A note to myself of ideas and criteria for the layout and planting of the garden.

Structural Considerations

  1. Flower borders
  2. Renovate shed
  3. Three distinct areas (rooms): secret seating; water focus;  planting focus
  4. Greenhouse
  5. Water
  6. Wildlife friendly
  7. Paths

Environmental Considerations

  1. Aspect ~ north facing
  2. Clay soil needs proper management
  3. Soil pH to be tested
  4. Coastal, salt laden high winds


  1. Tree surgery required
  2. Decide on Concept: naturalistic; coastal; formal; contemporary?
  3. Emphasis on foliage and texture
  4. Decide on colour combinations
  5. Limited number of species of flower
  6. Herbs
  7. Ferns
  8. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lanarth White’ (good in coastal positions and on poor soil)
  9. Grasses

Just needed to write these down while they’re in my head.


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