The customer has created a planting area under a couple of large mature pine trees in the back garden. Although the planting area is south facing, majority of it remains in deep shade under the tree canopy.
A planting plan was created with plants which can handle dry shade and normal to acid soil. A simple colour palette of whites, creamy yellows and purples are used. The whites and yellows should stand out in the shade and late afternoon. Heights vary through the garden with the aim of being viewed from multiple angles.
A path winds through the garden enabling the visitor to engage with the planting, resting on a bench seat under the central pine tree.
Pine Trees Underplanting
Lou undertook to prepare a design for an area of our garden under a large pine tree. It is a difficult area to plant as it is dry and shaded. Lou worked with her plant suppliers to find a range of suitable plants which she discussed with me and we went through several iterations of the plan to agree on a final planting. Lou arranged for ordering and delivery of the plants which all went very smoothly. Lou visited several times to make sure everything was in order and I would be very happy to ask her for further advice on other plans for the garden.