Farmhouse In Hampshire

Jemima was asked to produce a planting scheme for the terraced area outside this brick and flint farmhouse with far reaching southerly views.  The area was sheltered from the wind by old painted cob walls, but further screening was required in the form of Pleached Hornbeam hedging to shelter the garden from the adjacent country road.  Oak raised beds formed a horseshoe around the terrace, with a bench sited at the centre point.  These beds have been planted with perennials to provide colour from early summer through to autumn, with climbing roses and clematis clothing the walls behind.  Two lower raised beds formed island beds within a gravelled area.  These have been planted with continuously flowering scented roses and low ground covering perennials.  A further raised bed outside the kitchen is filled with culinary herbs.