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Ornamental grass with Box balls

Ornamental grass with Box balls

Deschampsia cespitosa, an evergreen grass is planted with spring flowering perennials and Box balls to blend with wider country garden.

West Sussex

Brief:

To enhance the approach to the front of the property while retaining the views across the lawn and landscape beyond. This included rejuvenating a long walled border.

Design:

Two new planting beds either side of the large Willow tree help to create a sense of enclosure to the curved drive. The beds are planted with evergreen structure of Box balls, spring flowering plants and grasses. Along the walled border, three new large planting beds line the wide path to created a pathway through planting. An avenue of flowering cherry trees adds height while large blocks of herbaceous planting provide bold colours throughout the year. A mass of daffodils are planted in the margins of the large lawn, which are followed by leaving the meadow grass in this area to grow long during the summer.

Long borders with herbaceous perennials

Long borders with herbaceous perennials

Rejuvenated walled border with new planting

Rejuvenated walled border with new planting

Ornamental grass with Box balls

Ornamental grass with Box balls

Box balls give year round structure to the driveway border

Box balls give year round structure to the driveway border

Late summer colour in the country garden

Late summer colour in the country garden

An alley of six Prunus ‘Pandora’ frame the walled garden path

An alley of six Prunus ‘Pandora’ frame the walled garden path