Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A rather select garden

It seems like only a couple of years ago that friends Pete and Trevor asked me to look at their new plot and make suggestions. Being away from the UK so much I never got to giving them any help but they've managed fine and now have a great garden with an amazing amount of maturity in a short space of time. I did see it last year in the making but in yet another year it has really filled out. I really like the way they have given different areas a distinct style  like the white garden, the hot borders and the exotic garden at the far end.
I'll let the pictures tell the story.

This first picture taken in 2014 and all the rest a year later, August 2015

And there's really interesting hard landscaping throughout the plot - interesting choices of paving laid in innovative ways. Pete is not afraid of bold colours and the purple surround to the pool just sings! The other thing I really like about this garden is the selection of unusual plants not just the ordinary garden centre choice but some real curiosities. Iguess its not surprising as Trevor runs his own nursery!

Anyone identify this oak? Update - Chad suggests -
'Quercus dentata ‘Pinnatifida’ with a mineral deficiency!'

1 comment:

  1. Good to have you back on home soil Ian,

    'Anyone identify this oak?'
    It looks like a Quercus dentata ‘Pinnatifida’ with a mineral deficiency!
    Was it 'variegated' last year?