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Emma had an interesting project

A big existing raised sleeper bed , split into 3 raised squares– originally planted with vegetables and now completely overgrown.  She wanted it turned into a Cottage Style Country Garden.  Packed with lots of colour.

I suggested rather than plant the entire bed, lets create a simple focal point in the middle square so that the surrounding cottage style really stands out.

I membraned & gravelled the middle section using cream pea gravel and mounted a simple rusted iron sphere on a slab of slate then planted the cottage garden around it incorporating a mass of coloured perenials but also ornamental grasses and shrubs to give both shape and structure.  Plus in winter, when all the flowers are cut down, there’s still something to see.

To add a bit of structural height I also incorporated a rusted iron obelisk at each end for clematis to grow up.