Suddenly it’s February and the garden has eventually emerged from the snow. Daylight is lengthening and the phone has been busy as people start thinking about getting their gardens looking nice for summer…. and I’m putting the finishing touches to the garden classes that I’m about to start teaching, there’ll be news about these on the website any day now.
I got a brand new commission for a garden design this week and although I haven’t officially started yet, I’m already sketching ideas in my head and formulating plans… all those possibilities …
I’m thinking about how to define different parts of the garden, even a small garden will be all the better for a little sub-division.
Hedges are a really nice way to do this and they make a lovely back-drop to a planted border.
The length of the hedge can be broken up by stone pillars like the these, I like how they match the stone walls at the front of the this picture
or pillars of the same hedging material like these:
Hedges don’t have to be straight, cloud-pruned, bumpy hedges look great too, like the one at the top of the steps in this photo:
it’s like having a big piece of sculpture in your garden.
You might like to read about different types of garden boundaries here.
I hope you’re enjoying the longer days, have a lovely weekend.
all images: Jill Anderson