This garden design in Pott Shrigley, Cheshire was completed in late autumn 2012. In the last two years the fast growing herbaceous plants have established themselves well, but the larger shrubs and trees are taking their time, as is natural and to be expected.
Next to the house is a cottage garden, fenced and sheltered from the wind by woven oak fencing by Quercus. The planting of roses and clematis and honeysuckle is tough enough to withstand the weather and fits in the traditional look.
A kitchen garden and orchard are positioned on a west facing slope, with a cedar framed greenhouse and terraced beds enclosed with a paling fence. The existing lake had been leaking and was dredged and lined, its banks were planted with water plants, grasses pictorial meadow seed mix ‘Purple Haze’. Native shrubs and trees form a protective belt from the wind. Shrub roses and hydrangeas were planted nearer the house. A wildflower meadow mix from Emorsgate was sown along a steep bank adjoining the entrance drive.