Langport, Dorset 2008-2019

We are delighted with the involvement of Queen Thorne Landscapes throughout the exercise from design and advice on plant selection, to undertaking and completing the build.  Our finished garden surpasses our expectations and throughout the project the workmanship and professionalism has been excellent

2008

We first attended the site in 2008 for C G Fry & Son to landscape the gardens for the completion of the properties prior to sale. We laid turf and put in a standard planting scheme tying it in with the other properties on the development.

2016

The Brief 

In 2016 we were asked by the owners of Plot 42 to redesign their garden and remove the hard lines; the clients particularly liked the idea of movement througout the garden. It was requested that we keep the existing pavers outside the property and the garage area, and a small selection of existing plants.  The garden measures 9.5m by 8m narrowing to 7m and faces south giving us opportunity for abundant planting to allow the clients to sit on their terrace and enjoy the visual journey throughout the garden.

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DESIGN

The new design adds depth and intrigue with the careful use of graphite paving setts and Freshfield Lane bricks.

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Marking out 

The first task was to remove the lawn and the plants that the clients wished to retain.

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 BUILDING

After the lawn was removed, the ground was prepared and footings put in for the brick pathways. 

PLANTING

The garden is now ready for planting with a cottage garden feel with soft pinks, purples and whites, incorporating hostas, peonies, lupins, soft pink roses and more. 

Images below immediately after planting

JUNE 2017 - 1 year on

This week we were kindly invited back to the garden to see how it had developed and matured, and we have to say we are really pleased. Its a visual delight. With a mix of cottage planting and selective textures in the hard landscaping it encourages you through the subtle changing spaces.

We are thrilled with it, and it is nice that it is always changing. Earlier the Dicentra Spectablis (bleeding hearts) were all about 3 feet high and covered in pink and white flowers, looking really pretty. I have cut them back and they are already putting on quite a bit of new growth – same thing with all the blue geraniums which looked amazing, so I’m hoping for a second bloom from them too. We are also very pleased with how well the Sambucas Nigra, the delphiniums and the lupins have grown (although it is a constant battle against aphids on the lupins…….) Lots of white irises looked good, especially with purple and white alliums dotted in with them. The pink roses on the arch are gorgeous and also growing well on the bottom fence.

JUNE 2019

Three years after planting - and hasn’t this garden grown into itself! Both us and the customer are absolutely delighted with the results of this project, and we are really proud of our designers and landscapers work.

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