Category Archives: Seasonal

Church View

Gravel path leading towards mature Apple tree, with wooden curved seat at its base, and late summer borders with perennials and grasses on sloping back cottage garden at Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria NGS - © Fiona Lea/GAP Photos

Gravel path leading towards mature Apple tree, with wooden curved seat at its base, and late summer borders with perennials and grasses on sloping back cottage garden at Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria NGS – © Fiona Lea/GAP Photos

A country garden the belies its youth in providing fullness, variety and an abundance of colour.

Although Church View is a fine old sandstone cottage, it has a newly developed back garden on a sloping site. Landscape gardener and plantsman, Ian Huckson, transformed the half-acre garden in just 3 years. It took one year of clearance and hard-landscaping followed by two years of planting and cultivation. The planting was carried out from autumn 2007 to spring 2008. The garden belies its youth in providing fullness, variety and an abundance of floral display. Ian takes particular pride in the design and quality of his plantings. Helen and Ian have worked together for many years and as Ian says, ‘we have similar garden tastes, which is great.’

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Islington Garden

Modern urban garden with stone paved patio and containers.

Raised pavers lead back towards the house and dinning area in this London garden, over this planting of Stipa arundinacea, ruby red holly hocks and yellow Phlomis russeliana - © Nicola Browne/GAP Photos

Raised pavers lead back towards the house and dinning area in this London garden, over this planting of Stipa arundinacea, ruby red holly hocks and yellow Phlomis russeliana – © Nicola Browne/GAP Photos

This urban garden of a family home in London has a lovely outdoor dining areaon the natural stone terrace.

Beyond the terrace is a lawn for play and at the bottom of the garden a further terrace for entertaining.

The garden is on two different levels. The area between the terrace and the lawn is planted loosely with perennials. ‘Floating’ stone steps rise up among the planting. Clever use of planting and hard landscaping creates lots of texture and movement.

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Pan Global Plants Nursery

Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis - Golden Chinese timber bamboo - © Jason Ingram/GAP Photos

Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis – Golden Chinese timber bamboo – © Jason Ingram/GAP Photos

Founded by Nick Macer, Pan-Global Plants provides an inspiring selection of the finest, most desirable and often rarest plants capable of growing on these isles.

Many nurseries use the words ‘rare’ and ‘unusual’, but here we mean it in it’s true sense.

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