They called Grayshaw & Yeo in to rescue it by clearing weeds and designing and planting some empty borders with an English Country Garden theme.
Angela Day, who joined Grayshaw & Yeo in February, soon started to tackle the overgrown areas, with fellow gardener, Malcolm, for support. She was given free rein to choose plants, drawing on her Design With Plants qualification gained from KLC School of Design in Chelsea. Ian and Cassandra “completely trusted her to get on with it” and they are really pleased with the results.
Since clearing the weeds new plants have popped up and dark corners are now full of interest. Angela has chosen soft colours and small specimens, which may take longer to establish, but will have a better chance of producing strong plants in the long run.
“I have just completed the front border” said Angela “and have gone more contemporary with grasses and ferns for shade.” (see below)
Angela continues to maintain the garden, giving Ian and Cassandra their weekends back to enjoy the garden with their friends and young children.