Key plants in the It Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth Garden

Deep pigments and earthy tones to echo and compliment the palette of other naturally inspired materials within the garden such as the tumbled stone and weathered patinas. These sultry shades are interspersed with vibrant colour not only stylistically but to encourage birds and insect to visit the garden

Malus ‘Evereste’ & Crataegus monogyna

UK native trees and hedges feature to attract wildlife, provide naturalistic context to the contemporary setting whilst supporting British growers and our native species. Malus ‘Evereste’ is chosen for the main feature trees as they are an ornamental cultivar of the crab apple, and their size at maturity is suited to the size of the garden. The fruit borne provides food for birds or useable produce for people. Their multi-stem shape and bronze coloured bark allow for seasonal interest. Crataegus monogyna is chosen for its naturalistic appearance and the provision of

Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’

Ravenswing is a special form of cow parsley, chosen for its deep colour and as an architectural statement providing height and interest within the borders. With purple foliage, filigree shaped leaves and masses of delicate white flower umbels in summer, what's not to love?

Maianthemum stellatum

Commonly known as Starry False Soloman's Seal due to its unusual creamy white star-like flowers. Chosen for their form and interest forming drifts in the shadier areas. It is tough, while delicate-looking and its scale coupled with naturalistic nature suits smaller gardens.

Sedum matting

Sedum matting features for its biodiversity, wildlife attracting properties and self-sufficiency, requiring little watering or maintenance due to its drought tolerant nature reflective of our changing climate. It provides extended interest and colour We are using the first plastic free sedum matting available in the UK market.

Hakonechloa macra

The Japanese forest grass is reliable in most settings, structural in form and has a gentle texture.

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