As well as replanting these gardens I also maintain them on a regular basis.
The front garden is in shade for a lot of the day. The client wanted a colour scheme of blue, white and black. Using the existing ferns as a backdrop to the new planting of plants that will provide a long season of colour.
The client wanted the ivy that grew across the grass at the garden made into a border, and other improvements. I cleared the ivy and removed some large shrubs and replanted with herbaceous plants and bulbs, retaining some of the original planting. The border at the bottom of the lawn is challenging as it is in dry shade due to a mature Chestnut tree and an apple tree.