It has been a very busy spring and summer is already here!
I’ve designed and transformed three new gardens into beautiful, usable, wildlife friendly sanctuaries. The gardens now have wildlife ponds and lots of interesting plants ranging from beautiful instant impact small native and non native trees to wildflower meadows.
I have also completed half a dozen other interesting tailored planting schemes including a coastal courtyard, exposed seafront roof terrace and a pretty back garden with extra late summer interest. I turned my latest shaded north facing garden into an architectural desert style hot colour themed garden (I do love a challenge!)
All have tailored planting schemes to suit the site conditions, with colours and styles chosen by the clients; I’m mindful of providing interest, texture and colour through the seasons.
A group of clients, who recommended me to their neighbours, told me that their gardens had been Sadie’d! Love it.
It’s been brilliant to get feedback and photos from these and previous clients who have within weeks seen visiting insect and bird life. Another within a year already has nesting birds, a visiting hedgehog, slowworms, lots bird & insect life, along with the more unusual horse and even a sparrow hawk.
The horse was a lovely surprise; he was obviously tempted by the more bio diverse greener grass and broke through his electric fence, crossed a stream and wondered into the garden to eat some of the wildflower meadow and lawn.
I've also had hedgehogs & slow worms living in another garden, which makes me very aware of having a light touch. Leaving the leaf litter, and wood piles at the back of borders, this is also great for soil health and mycorrhizal fungi.
The wildlife ponds had damselflies visiting within a month and even a sparrow hawk and other bird visiting & using the larger pond. One of my favourite sounds in a garden is the frog mating call.
I’ve installed wildflower meadows from plug plants into a few existing lawns, and into a new lawn, as smaller areas were wanted, rather than the whole lawn. I have used site specific plants that can be for shade, sun, chalk, and even low growing options.
If you would like more information on how to get more from your garden, want a new planting scheme this autumn or are interested in a re-design of part or your whole garden then please get in contact:
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 07881992762.
Or see my website link: www.plantpeople.org
Author: A gardener and artist, sharing inspiration