Susan was brought in after donating her time through a local charity auction in Stevington. The garden was a front-garden, on the main road which the home owners currently didn’t take much pride in.
The brief from the home owners was to provide a ‘wow’ factor, whilst remaining low maintenance.
Susan advised on herbaceous planting for the front garden, including a new planting plan for a large part of the border onto the road.
The home owners and Susan both felt that the garden hit the brief of delighting passers-by!
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.