Simple landscaping projects can perform a range of functions within the garden. They can simply create an atmosphere to enhance the immediate surroundings or be more functional by matching materials and plants to suit existing conditions and features.
When considering landscaping projects matching plants to environmental conditions and sourcing materials from local suppliers is important. This is also part of a sustainable approach to horticulture that is at the core of my work. This approach means plants need less input for nutrition, water or protection from the elements and materials have less ‘travel miles’. However themed plantings don’t always relate to places, they may be as simple as a themed colour or foliage texture. The key factor is an understanding of characteristics to ensure the best results with minimal impact.