as Larry Grayson might have said.
In fact its the greyest of days!
The everlasting rain continues,
the borders are sopping
and Spring seems like a pipe dream. Time then certainly to think of last summer or next summer.
Well, lets make it last summer since that will at least give some basis of reality:
Lesley and I never seem to have time to do enough follow up visits to earlier projects.
Anthing you see is just a snap shot of course. But it is also an opportunity to check on overall client satisfaction.
In our business after all the client is all ‘key’!
We first revisited this project 3 months after implementation in July 2011. Click on the link (which also incidentally gives you before, during and on completion shots):
That all looked great especially given it was just 3 months since completion.
But move on a year and here we are revisting early July 2012:
And the garden is actually now looking absolutely ABFABYDOODAH!
Does anything beat an english country garden in the summer?
Ok this is Clifton, but its aethos is english country garden abstracted and then formalised in town.
And little says an ‘English Country Garden’ more than lavender, artemisia, alchemilla and hardy geraniums.
The Quercus ilex lollipops have lost their ugly splints and give instant, elegant, aspirational height.
The garage, tiles having replaced its horrid roof felt, looks like an adorable little cottage at the bottom of the garden. Somewhere to retire to when the kids get fracti0us!
And you could just roll in that billowing sea of classic english perennials, which is purpose made to throw up birsts of colour and scent throughout the season.
In the shade of the sycamore, the carefully selected perennials which are dry shade tolerant are beginning to make their mark.
Pillars of clematis and roses make the garden instantly more mature than its years. And time spent ensuring that regardless of flowers the textures of the garden work is probably the best spent time of all!
Now all we need is this summer………..
Bring it on!