St Chads Planting Design

This was a blank canvas for planting. We put a large new bed across the centre of the garden which catches most of the sun. We planted colourful perennials, grasses and a Magnolia stellata. Near to the trees was a more shady bed where we increased the number of shrubs and added shade loving perennials.
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Hydrangea petiolaris This self clinging plant happily grows up fences in partial shade

Hydrangea petiolaris This self clinging plant happily grows up fences in partial shade

An Acer palmatum with a small globe water feature fill the corner of the grass and provide height from the decking

An Acer palmatum with a small globe water feature fill the corner of the grass and provide height from the decking

Akebia quinata climbs up the fence. This climber known as the chocolate vine due to it's fragrance is semi evergreen and has delicate deep pink flowers

Akebia quinata climbs up the fence. This climber known as the chocolate vine due to it's fragrance is semi evergreen and has delicate deep pink flowers

Lush green planting in both beds

Lush green planting in both beds

Dicentra 'Adrian Bloom' in the woodland bed.  This plant is happy in partial shade

Dicentra 'Adrian Bloom' in the woodland bed. This plant is happy in partial shade

Akebia quinata and Wisteria floribunda climbing up the arbour.  Both are planted in large containers with plenty of drainage holes

Akebia quinata and Wisteria floribunda climbing up the arbour. Both are planted in large containers with plenty of drainage holes

We created a herb bed with the height difference from the path to the lawn making it that bit easier to reach down and pick them.

We created a herb bed with the height difference from the path to the lawn making it that bit easier to reach down and pick them.

Looking across the woodland planting to the new tear-shaped bed.

Looking across the woodland planting to the new tear-shaped bed.

A close up of the Hydrangea flower about to flower

A close up of the Hydrangea flower about to flower

New central bed with perennials, grasses and a Magnolia stellata. The two obelisks have Clematis climbing on them

New central bed with perennials, grasses and a Magnolia stellata. The two obelisks have Clematis climbing on them

A view across the central bed with the obelisks just showing.  In June the bed looks lush and green and ready to burst into flower

A view across the central bed with the obelisks just showing. In June the bed looks lush and green and ready to burst into flower

A small apple tree with the woods in the background fronted by the new woodland planting in the shade of the tree canopy.

A small apple tree with the woods in the background fronted by the new woodland planting in the shade of the tree canopy.

Decking with pergola over.  Akebia and Wisteria climbing up the structure

A great wooden gazebo with Akebia quinata and Wisteria sinensis climbing up it

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