A chic garden in soft silvers & greens with blue and purple accents

The clients had created a series of small rendered boxes at different heights but were not happy with the planting. We introduced block planting designed to look good all year round in blues, purples, whites and silver.
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Gabion retaining wall stairs

Gabion retaining wall stairs, with sleeper staircase

A transformation from what was lacking in organisation and colour to a really appealing contemporary garden space

A transformation from what was lacking in organisation and colour to a really appealing contemporary garden space

Herbs at the top fill this bed beautifully.  The Buxus on the right provides a green backdrop to the planting and the Caryopteris in the lower bed will continue the blue flowers going through high summer

Herbs at the top fill this bed beautifully. The Buxus on the right provides a green backdrop to the planting and the Caryopteris in the lower bed will continue the blue flowers going through high summer

The Buxus was moved from the lower bed and now form a full stop to the floor length kitchen window.  Libertia grandiflora fills the row below.  This a clump forming plant that will fill the rendered box

The Buxus was moved from the lower bed and now form a full stop to the floor length kitchen window. Libertia grandiflora fills the row below. This a clump forming plant that will fill the rendered box

Grasses and irises filled this tiny triangular bed just visible from the kitchen and living room

Grasses and irises filled this tiny triangular bed just visible from the kitchen and living room

Agapanthus spring out of the bed providing great height and shape.  The Actea simplex behind has wonderful dark purple leaves with tall white plume flowers

Agapanthus spring out of the bed providing great height and shape. The Actea simplex behind has wonderful dark purple leaves with tall white plume flowers

An existing tender Hibiscus is happy in this spot. We planted grasses and perennials around it following the same colour theme.  The climbing pink rose adds shots of an accent colour

An existing tender Hibiscus is happy in this spot. We planted grasses and perennials around it following the same colour theme. The climbing pink rose adds shots of an accent colour

Nearest to the kitchen door we created a herb bed.  The Tarragon and Sage are clearly thriving

Nearest to the kitchen door we created a herb bed. The Tarragon and Sage are clearly thriving

Most of the Buxus was moved to create more space in the lower bed and to reduce its dominance in the garden.

Most of the Buxus was moved to create more space in the lower bed and to reduce its dominance in the garden.

The Lavender was past its best and needed replacing

The Lavender was past its best and needed replacing

The right side of the garden was looking pretty good but needed some colour adding

The right side of the garden was looking pretty good but needed some colour adding

The Buxus was very dominant. Rendering is a specialist trade and needs to done properly or this is what happens!  It can look great in the right situation

The Buxus was very dominant. Rendering is a specialist trade and needs to done properly or this is what happens! It can look great in the right situation

The rendered boxes ready for planting

The rendered boxes ready for planting

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