Marden

A complete overhaul of a ‘courtyard’ in Kent. The area had been used as a garden with a swimming pool turned fish pond filled with Carp but since the Barn had been completely renovated the garden underwent the same treatment. This is a romantic garden design, a garden in shades of blue, pink and purple. Perennials surrounded and enhanced with topiary forms are planted in quartered beds around and between a lawn planted with umbrella pleached Mulberry trees and a new large reflection pool. This is a garden that will continue to evolve with the addition of a new contemporary pergola in the near future to contain an existing grape vine which was the only plant to remain from the original scheme. This plant has survived builder rubble, a digger and other unmentionable assaults so a pergola will be constructed in the future for it to grow over as a fitting memorial for its unbelievable tenacity. Some of the plants used: Verbena conariensis, Echinacea pupurea, Eryngium giganteum, Rosa ‘William Shakespeare’, Aster ‘VioleSa’, Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’, Rosa ‘Kent’, Perovskia atriplicifolia, CalamagrosAs brachytricha, Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’, Caryopteris x mclandonensism ‘Kew Blue’, Aster ‘LiSle Carlow’, Buxus sempervirens, Morus nigra.