Location 1

This south facing border is planted with sun-loving shrubs and perennials which enjoy the protection from the high wall behind.

South facing border

Shade loving Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley) is planted under the shelter of the pergola and its covering of Rosa ‘Kiftsgate’ around the base of the rock. The planting around features like this anchors them to the ground visually and makes them look like they have been there for a long time.

Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley)

The Rosa ‘Kiftsgate’ is an extremely fast growing, large rose which provides a green roof for this seating area. It requires hard pruning twice a year to keep it flowering all over the pergola and to control its rapid growth.


Contrasting colours of foliage create areas of interest even when there are few flowers in the garden. The purple foliage of the Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ (purple hazel) contrast with the green foliage of the shrub roses in front.

Deep purple foliage acts as a beautiful foil for flowers.

Deep purple foliage

The fine textures of foliage and quantity of floriferous plants create a traditional feeling herbaceous and rose border.

floriferous plants


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