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Roadside ‘Wow’ Factor

We bought Susan’s design services through our Village Hall auction of promises: she had very generously donated her time to this fund raiser.  We wanted a make-over for our front garden.  It is not really a garden we look at very much, as it is on the road through Stevington, and our house is built to face out towards the rear.  Our objective was to get a real ‘wow’ factor as people went past the garden – we wanted people to think that’svery pretty as they drove or walked past.  And low maintenance!

Susan came up with a range of ideas that gave us a big splash of colour that lasted for most of the year.  The option we selected was planted out in the early spring, and pretty quickly the bed was awash with colour, and gave us exactly what we wanted.  We are now looking forward to the spring and the next season of flowering.

RP July 2011

Susan was asked to advise on herbaceous planting for an established front garden including a new planting plan for a large border fronting the busy village road, with the brief specifically to delight passing motorists!