As a professional gardener, its a real privilege to work in a customer’s little paradise. I often remind my self, far be for me to add or take away from someone else’s vision. Instead, listen carefully to them and offer only the tools needed to expand there own dreams.
As you can imagine its areal joy to work in this townhouse garden in Shropshire, the owners’ evident enthusiasm is infectious.
It is my great pleasure to help them maintain and develop this little paradise.
This walled garden sheltered partly by the of the ancient town wall offers full sun to deep shade. The owners have embraced the microclimates within the garden creating a magical passage from the open sun with grass and hydrangeas into the cool woodland shade with ferns hosta and Bamboo!
Thankfully the owners have welcomed my trainee apprentice gardener—Georgina Morris from https://hortus-vitae-gardening.co.uk/ who is studying to be a garden designer with the RHS. Georgina loves this garden as it is certainly fertile ground for the imagination.
"the garden is always in a state of transition."
All seasoned gardeners will remind you that “the garden is always in a state of transition.”
Wisely understood, the owners asked me to help with this transition. Adopting a refresh and renewal Maintainance plan, re pruning to promote young growth while keeping intact the established magic of the garden.
Rethinking and redesigning some areas as they have matured and now over a different microclimate for exciting planting.
Benefits of Good Composting
I particularly admire the owner resourceful organic approach to composting and mulching the beds, nothing wasted, feeding the beds and promoting mycorrhizal activity in the soil.
The Benefits of this reflective practise is most evident in the health and vigour of the planting.
I look forward to updating you. with further magical developments