This week some of the team have worked on a garden in Westbury Park, giving it a new lease of life. Recuperating after Coronavirus the owner decided that she wanted to have some help with her garden. She is a keen gardener and enjoys working on her allotment, but she felt that her back garden was a bit too much to cope with on her own. We were more than happy to help!
We started out by going through the borders, weeding and pulling out any plants that had never done very well or transferred them to another part of the garden. Ali cut back the neighbours Pittosporum whilst Jess removed the roots of a shrub. We recovered a honeysuckle from the far side of the garden and planted it where Jess had made a new space.
We removed the old gravel from around the patio area and ripped up the old membrane. We laid new membrane and then added Henham Pebbles from our supplier Bowland Stone. As the garden has grey cobbles with yellow and red tones in the brick work, we felt that these colours replicated through the garden would work well.
We left a space in the corner of the garden where we will plant a Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ in the next week or so. These are lovely small trees, just perfect for a small garden. The shape and colours on the leaves as they move towards autumn are beautiful. The pebbles can then easily be raked around the tree once planted.
Decorative bricks that the owner had piled up around the garden were used to edge some of the borders which she had already begun and the ivy was cut back to give the climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala spp. petiolaris) a bit more light and space.
Whilst we removed all of the garden waste the owner had the gardening bug and began tackling the front garden, where she removed lots of shrubs that had become leggy or too large. I’m really looking forward to planting up both the front and back gardens in the next couple of weeks. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see how it comes together!