Fencing and Flowers – Front Garden Design Bromley

Heuchera 'obsidian', Geranium macrorrhizum 'spessart', planting design, ground cover plants, front garden, bromley, plews garden design

The fencing and flowers in this Bromley front garden were seriously damaged when a car accidentally drove into the garden.

Not the most common of garden design requests!

 

The existing fencing was beyond repair and many of the plants were likewise seriously damaged.

 

Nevertheless we were able to redesign the front garden so our client could have

  • a better looking and easier to maintain garden,
  • with a new garden fence,
  • planting and flowers that will give a changing look over the seasons.

 

Firstly we had to clear away the detritus of rubbish and broken fencing and decide which of the damaged plants (if any) were worth trying to keep.

We replaced the fencing with a new and attractive feather edge fence topped with small squared trellis. This provides an attractive boundary and the addition of the trellis offers support for climbing plants such as the existing rose.

After expert horticultural assessment, a couple of the less damaged shrubs were considered worthwhile keeping. They were treated to encourage health and reduce the risk of infection during their healing. They will continue to be monitored over six months to ensure recovery.

We added soil improvement generally across the flower border, and the new large shrubs had mycorrhizal fungi added to their planting pits to encourage root development.

Among other planting, we put in

  • Photinia ‘red robin’ for height and privacy
  • Camellia for early spring colour and to provide a glossy evergreen backdrop to the ground cover planting

 

So, after a planting design, horticultural know-how, garden fence construction and planting new trees, shrubs and flowers is this result – a transformed front garden in Bromley and a happy client.

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