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Country Garden makeover, Swalcliffe

Country Garden makeover, Swalcliffe

Introduction

Banbury Gardeners are commissioned to create a country garden makeover to this rural cottage garden in North Oxfordshire close to the village of Swalcliffe near Banbury. A beautiful tranquil garden enclosed by stone walling with an enchanting peacefulness looking out to the countryside beyond.

Garden Brief

Primarily to create new planting schemes throughout the garden borders with specific areas of  interest. The garden being walled is quite private but does have shaded areas where Betula (Silver Birch) and Prunus (Cherries) cast a degree of shade. This can be problematic when deciding upon plants to use in these areas. The garden has been maintained in the past by ‘so called gardeners’  who have no understanding of plants, the botanical naming and often what they look like which is dreadful shame and have needlessly hacked them or pulled them up as weeds.  The owners are wanting a garden that provides colour through the seasons with the main emphasis being of a cottage garden feel. The importance of providing landing pads of flowers for pollinating bees and other insects plays a role aswell as attracting native birds. New areas to be created with some further hard landscaping using Indian sandstone paving for continuity as used elsewhere in the garden. Primarily this will be plant orientated garden providing an ecologically safe habitat for nature aswell as a rich tapestry of colourful planting through the seasons.

Country Garden makeover, Swalcliffe

The planting ideas

Focusing on a cottage style planting scheme and plants that can cope with dry and moist shade, the use of fragrance to waft around the garden in summer and the evening hours. A bespoke colour scheme using blues, purples, peachy pinks and scented foliage plants. Ground cover plants with the use of Cranesbill geraniums, Salvias, Lavenders, Iris, Hostas and Astrantias but also some distinctive shrub planting to create back bone interest a majority of the year. Climbing roses and clematis will adorn walls and trellis work areas and highlighted areas will include a corner patio with shade loving Japanese maples with seating to escape the harsh sun rays in summer. Garden works to commence in February 2018 and we will provide an update later in 2018 once the garden has been finished with further catch up later in its first flowering season.

Maintenance

The garden will be maintained by Banbury Gardeners looking primarily after the garden planting. The lawn treatments have already begun by Banbury Lawncare having had a moss kill and a multiple scarification to remove the dead moss and thatch. A top dressing and over-seeding has already been completed and the lawn has rejuvenated once again. A visit every 11 weeks provides a Feed and Weed treatment to the lawn and is a bespoke treatment tailored to the lawns previaling conditions cast by the shade of the existing garden trees.

Get in Touch

Have you got an garden space that is lacking interest and colour? Maybe you have ideas for your garden but dont know how to approach getting started? Contact us for your FREE garden design consultation, we not only offer full garden design & build services but are happy to discuss border restoration and rejuvenation carried out in stages and to suit your budget. We are now actively booking for Spring 2018.

 

Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney

Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney

Introduction Banbury Gardeners complete the garden design and build to this rear garden in Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire. Designed By Alexander John of Banbury Gardeners and built by Mark Wilson of Banbury Paving and Fencing. This private south facing garden now commands interest i the following areas: Garden Features A raised corner patio built in local… Continue Reading

A garden for all senses and seasons

A garden for all senses and seasons

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Garden Design Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

Garden Design Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

Alexander John Garden Design of Banbury Gardeners have been invited to create a garden design in Kings Sutton near Banbury. A delightful small garden overlooking beautiful fields into  Oxfordshire. New garden to be low maintenance with emphasis on entertaining space, colourful contemporary planting, raised beds and garden split into 3 zones. Garden owners looking for new garden to create interest as… Continue Reading

New Garden maintenance, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

New Garden maintenance, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

Wellesbourne Garden maintenance Banbury Gardeners welcome a new garden maintenance in the Warwickshire village of Wellesbourne. Located in the heart of the old village stands this garden enclosed by old brick walling and fencing. A large rectangular shaped garden with a west facing outlook. Garden services to include: Weekly / Fortnightly garden maintenance during the… Continue Reading

New Garden maintenance, Wroxton, Banbury

New Garden maintenance, Wroxton, Banbury

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Newbottle mini garden makeover, Banbury

Newbottle mini garden makeover, Banbury

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Front Garden makeover, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

Front Garden makeover, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

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November tree planting

November tree planting

November is an ideal time of the year to start planting Ornamental and fruit trees in your garden. A tree will add height, colour and architectural interest to a garden scheme and, if planted properly, should provide many years of enjoyment. In winter, bare-rooted plants become available – a cheaper alternative to ones in pots.… Continue Reading

Garden makeover Fenny Compton

Garden makeover Fenny Compton

Banbury Gardeners have completed the garden makeover to a property in Fenny Compton Warwickshire. See the original post here when we first mentioned the garden. http://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/garden-makeover-banbury-gardeners/ The property sits on the outskirts of the village and forms part of a converted barn. The owners were primarily looking for a Low maintenance garden and with privacy and… Continue Reading