Softening a Small Rectangular Garden
Repeating spherical themes and adding contrasting foliage shapes, plus long-lasting colour.
This pleasant garden in Balham already had four semi-formal Photinias planted up in raised sleeper borders on each side.
I added Pittosporum Tom Thumb and Osmanthus heterophyllus for low maintenance oval and spherical shapes then tiarellas on the shady side and salvias and Verbena bonariensis in the sun for colour and height. Plus: pennisetum, sedges and rosemary for draping and foliage contrast with the shrubs.
Now the young couple have a cooler and more colourful garden to relax in.