Garden design in Wirral

Make a Bold Statement with your Planting

From time to time I come across planting schemes that are quite out of the ordinary. And when I do I try to take a moment to appreciate it.

We have just started work on a garden on the Wirral and I am pleased to say the client has her own bold take on what planting should be.

The image above shows a “hedge” of about 150 crocosmia planted along side a row of 100 miscanthus. This row of planting was made to differentiate between the garden area and several acres of paddock beyond. And it does this with great flare and finesse. 

The miscanthus will grow up to two metres in time, but with the scale of the property and the distant views that won’t be a problem.

As time goes by, in my own planting schemes I am doing more large groupings of the same plants or ‘statement planting’. I have found that using many different species in a planting scheme can create a busy look to the garden. 

Because this garden is on a big scale there was a need for big thinking when it came to the planting. And this has been boldly achieved.

Many thanks to Cherry Batson for inspiring this post.