Ideas to add interest

21 Chestnut Road, A garden for all seasons.

Here are examples of how to add interest with various objects, using various statues.

The front garden you will not deliberately  find the colour orange.  From early spring right through the seasons pink, blue, white and later red  dominate.  By restricting the palette in certain areas , it creates a much more harmonious  feeling.  Whilst the colours and shades compliment, the other factor is shape, and here the spikes of the lupins contrast with the orbs of the alliums. The foliage  plays as important  a part in this combination as do the flowers.

To maximise all planting opportunities I like to make use of pots and arches.

Above is a good example of how shape can give more interest to a border and  by repeating the  same colours as in other parts of the garden, this

can help to hold everything together.

Problem solved, how to get the lawn mower onto the lawn.  The slate gives a firm area and the house leeks helps to break it up. This area has changed dramatically, so that today there is no longer a lawn.

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