Driveway border near Westbury, Wiltshire
A large border adjoining the driveway of a house north of Westbury, Wiltshire, had been cleared of Leylandii trees (which had severely depleted soil fertility). The clients requsted a high impact but low maintenance border and the design was based around a limited palette of plants in large numbers balanced with strong structural elements. The main strucutral elements are five multistem Tibetan cherry trees in staggered borders backed by sections of beech hedging. The beech hedging helps to conceal a steep bank and the trees provide blossom, stunning bark colour and privacy from a neighbouroing house. In the foreground next to the driuve are semi mature Hydrangea Limelights surrounded by massed groundcover of bugle whose red tinted leaves, along with the claret flowered stunning Astratnia Ruby Star, link back to the copper bark of the cherry trees.